I was trying to install PHPUnit today, but the box wouldn’t allow me because the Pear Installer version wasn’t current. But there was no obvious way to upgrade the pear installer.
[root@ci /]# pear install phpunit/PHPUnit Did not download optional dependencies: pear/Image_GraphViz, pear/Log, channel://pear.symfony-project.com/YAML, use --alldeps to download automatically phpunit/PHPUnit requires PEAR Installer (version >= 1.8.1), installed version is 1.4.9 phpunit/PHPUnit can optionally use package "pear/Image_GraphViz" (version >= 1.2.1) phpunit/PHPUnit can optionally use package "pear/Log" phpunit/PHPUnit can optionally use package "channel://pear.symfony-project.com/YAML" (version >= 1.0.2) phpunit/PHPUnit can optionally use PHP extension "json" phpunit/PHPUnit can optionally use PHP extension "xdebug" (version >= 2.0.5) No valid packages found install failed
The trick is to install the PEAR package with –force to make it go through
[root@ci /]# pear upgrade --force PEAR warning: pear/PEAR dependency package "pear/Archive_Tar" installed version 1.3.6 is not the recommended version 1.3.3 warning: pear/Archive_Tar requires PEAR Installer (version >= 1.5.4), installed version is 1.4.9 downloading PEAR-1.9.0.tgz ... Starting to download PEAR-1.9.0.tgz (291,634 bytes) .............................................................done: 291,634 bytes downloading Archive_Tar-1.3.6.tgz ... Starting to download Archive_Tar-1.3.6.tgz (17,600 bytes) ...done: 17,600 bytes upgrade ok: channel://pear.php.net/Archive_Tar-1.3.6 upgrade ok: channel://pear.php.net/PEAR-1.9.0 PEAR: Optional feature webinstaller available (PEAR's web-based installer) PEAR: Optional feature gtkinstaller available (PEAR's PHP-GTK-based installer) PEAR: Optional feature gtk2installer available (PEAR's PHP-GTK2-based installer) To install use "pear install pear/PEAR#featurename"
From there, you can continue on the the PHPUnit Install