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PEAR seems determined to install into my home directory instead of wherever it usually goes:

user@PC:/usr/share/lib$ pear config-get php_dir
/home/user/pear/share/pear

I've installed PEAR a few times in the past but have never seen it do this. I installed with the go-pear.phar PHP script (https://pear.php.net/manual/en/installation.getting.php) and apt-get doesn't see the package to remove it so I can start over.

Any ideas on how to remove it and/or get it installed to the right place (wherever that is)?

  • That's more a pear question than one related to Elementary OS. – Ken Kinder Jan 8 at 21:03
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Please try to get PEAR using apt-get first,

apt-get install php-pear

If the above command fails, please execute the commands bellow with a higher php version than 5.3,

wget http://pear.php.net/go-pear.phar
php go-pear.phar

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