James McFadden {web developer}

Pear No Releases Available For Package Pear Php Net

This one is more of a note to self than anything else, but may help others as it’s not that clear.

I was recently trying to install PHP CodeSniffer on a machine using PEAR, but kept receiving the following error message:

> pear install PHP_CodeSniffer
No releases available for package "pear.php.net/PHP_CodeSniffer"
install failed

Turns out that clearing PEAR’s cache seems to do the trick:

> pear clear-cache
reading directory ...
242 cache entries cleared

Running the install command then worked as expected:

> pear install PHP_CodeSniffer
downloading PHP_CodeSniffer-1.5.1.tgz ...
...
...
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