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Using PEAR with Xampp - Primer please?

 
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kkathman



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:39 am    Post subject: Using PEAR with Xampp - Primer please? Reply with quote

Greetings,

I wonder if anyone has had experience with using PEAR with PHP5 in the Xampp environment on Windows XP?

Im trying to get a handle on how to install the modules and develop with PEAR (newb here wrt PEAR) while maintaining development files in ...\htdocs\<yourdomain>.

So for instance if I have a domain called "foo" it resides physically in C:\Xampp\htdocs\foo. Now the pear library is located in C:\Xampp\php\PEAR.

Now as I code I'd like to use the PEAR module called HTML_QuickForm and another one called DB_DataObject. Can anyone just quickly give me a hint on how I can accomplish this?

Right now Im using Dreamweaver CS3 to code this up and of course I need to eventually load this up to the host server in the end.

Thanks for the help in advance!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do I get you right? You have PEAR already installed?

If yes, you just need to add this directory to your include_path setting, and call "pear install PackageName", e.g. "pear install HTML_QuickForm" on the command line. After that you can follow the examples that you are bundled with the packages or that can be found in the manual.
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kkathman



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mark.

When you install Xampp, it creates a directory in Windows C:\Xampp. Underneath this directory are several others, including an htdocs directory (where you normally put your domains you are working on), phpMyAdmin, and there is one C:\Xampp\php. In this directory there is a subdirectory called PEAR (i.e. C:\Xampp\php\PEAR). This directory has ll the code, it seems. There is a folder for HTML, for DB etc, each of which contains the code segments I guess for the modules (sorry I dont know specifically).

So, yes, I assume that PEAR is installed in its C:\Xampp\php\PEAR directory.

When you say use the include path, do you mean the path in Windows or the path in the php.ini file?

When I search the C:\Xampp\php directory though, I do find a pear.bat, but no pear.exe. perhaps I need to run the pear.bat first?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kkathman wrote:
In this directory there is a subdirectory called PEAR (i.e. C:\Xampp\php\PEAR). This directory has ll the code, it seems. There is a folder for HTML, for DB etc, each of which contains the code segments I guess for the modules (sorry I dont know specifically).


If you have Quickform.php in the HTML subdirectory, then HTML_QuickForm is already installed.

kkathman wrote:
So, yes, I assume that PEAR is installed in its C:\Xampp\php\PEAR directory.


Right.

kkathman wrote:
When you say use the include path, do you mean the path in Windows or the path in the php.ini file?


The include_path setting in php.ini. If XAMPP already installs PEAR it is likely that the setting is already correct.

kkathman wrote:
When I search the C:\Xampp\php directory though, I do find a pear.bat, but no pear.exe. perhaps I need to run the pear.bat first?


There is no pear.exe. pear.bat is everything you need. Open the command line and type e.g. "pear -V" or "pear list". The first command will give you the installed PEAR version, the latter command will show you all the already installed packages on your system with their version numbers.
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