How to Install or Uninstall PECL Extensions

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing or uninstalling PECL Extensions.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6.5 server, and I’ll be logged in as root. That said, these instructions will work on any server where PECL and PEAR are installed.

PECL, or the PHP Extension Community Library, is a repository for PHP extensions. There are many, many PECL extensions including, but not limited to: 1. database extensions, such as mongo, and 2. networking extensions, such as geoip.

The general command is pecl install extension. As an example, to install the PECL extension for perl:

pecl install perl

The general command is pecl uninstall extension; to uninstall the PECL extension for perl:

pecl uninstall perl

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