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I've installed PEAR on Debian Lenny using apt-get install php-pear, it was installed in /usr/share/php

When I try to install anything using pear install <package> the PEAR folder is created under current user home directory and separate copy of pear is installed there.

I ended up by installing local copy of PEAR for one of the users like this: http://kuziel.info/log/archives/2006/04/01/Installation-of-local-PEAR-repository

Is any way to tell pear to install packages to system-wide repository in /usr/share/php? What is the recommended way of using system-wide PEAR copy?

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I may be mistaken, but simply running pear install as root should do exactly what you want.

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Unfortunatelly no, it creates folder under /root/PEAR and installs everything there –  artvolk Mar 31 '10 at 12:24
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Yes you are right, the root of the cause was file .pearrc in /root, when deleted it works like expected. –  artvolk Mar 31 '10 at 17:15

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