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Downloading PECL extensions

There are several options for downloading PECL extensions, such as:

  • » The PECL web site contains information about the different extensions that are offered by the PHP Development Team. The information available here includes: ChangeLog, release notes, requirements and other similar details.
  • pecl download extname PECL extensions that have releases listed on the PECL web site are available for download and installation using the » pecl command. Specific revisions may also be specified.
  • CVS Most PECL extensions also reside in CVS. A web-based view may be seen at » To download straight from CVS, the following sequence of commands may be used. Note that phpfi is the password for user cvsread:

    $ cvs -d:pserver:[email protected]:/repository login 
    $ cvs -d:pserver:[email protected]:/repository co pecl/extname

  • Windows downloads Windows users may find compiled PECL binaries by downloading the Collection of PECL modules from the » PHP Downloads page, or by retrieving a » PECL Snapshot or an extension DLL on » PECL4WIN. To compile PHP under Windows, read the appropriate chapter.