MacOS Configuration

Installing Pear on OS X (Maverick)

PEAR is a poplular PHP package manager, it doesn’t come by default on OSX, how to install PEAR on OSX 10.9 Mavericks and earlier versions of OSX.

Check if you have it

pear version

If not, move into:

cd /usr/local

Get it

curl -O

Install It

sudo php -d detect_unicode=0 go-pear.phar

Click yes a couple of times during the install

pear mountain lion osx

Add PEAR to your PATH

vi .bashrc
vi .bash_profile

Add to your PATH variable:


So the PATH variable line will look something like this, each path is separated by a colon and finished with the variable $PATH

export PATH="/usr/local/mysql/bin:/Users/admin/pear/bin:$PATH"


source .bash_profile


pear version

Output should be

PEAR Version: 1.9.4
PHP Version: 5.4.17
Zend Engine Version: 2.4.0
Running on: Darwin admins-MacBook.local 13.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.0: Thu Sep 19 22:22:27 PDT 2013; root:xnu-2422.1.72~6/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64

That’s PEAR installed and ready.

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