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I've tried a lot of possible solutions but no one helped:

pear install Text_Highlighter
Failed to download pear/Text_Highlighter within preferred state "stable", latest release is version 0.7.2, stability "beta", use "channel://" to install

pear -d preferred_state=beta install -f channel://
downloading Text_Highlighter-0.7.2.tgz ...
Starting to download Text_Highlighter-0.7.2.tgz (139,104 bytes)
..............................done: 139,104 bytes
ERROR: No releases in package.xml matched the existing operating system, extensions installed, or architecture, cannot install

Etc. Whereas 0.7.1 installs perfectly using the latest command

Any ideas?


This is what php pyrus.phar install pear/Text_Highlighter-0.7.2 gives to me:


Mime-type: application/octet-stream

Downloading>] 99% (134/135 kb)
Mime-type: application/octet-stream

Downloading>] 99% (288/289 kb)
Mime-type: application/octet-stream

Downloading>      ] 93% (16/17 kb)
Mime-type: application/octet-stream

Downloading>   ] 96% (28/29 kb)
Mime-type: application/octet-stream

Downloading>      ] 93% (16/17 kb)
Mime-type: application/octet-stream

Downloading>       ] 92% (14/15 kb)
Mime-type: application/octet-stream

PHP Warning:  rmdir(/usr/.old-bin/X11): Not a directory in phar:///root/pyrus.phar/PEAR2_Pyrus-2.0.0a3/php/PEAR2/Pyrus/Filesystem.php on line 66
PHP Stack trace:
PHP   1. {main}() /root/pyrus.phar:0
PHP   2. PEAR2\Pyrus\ScriptFrontend\Commands->run() /root/pyrus.phar:52
PHP   3. PEAR2\Pyrus\ScriptFrontend\Commands->install() phar:///root/pyrus.phar/PEAR2_Pyrus-2.0.0a3/php/PEAR2/Pyrus/ScriptFrontend/Commands.php:284
PHP   4. PEAR2\Pyrus\Installer::commit() phar:///root/pyrus.phar/PEAR2_Pyrus-2.0.0a3/php/PEAR2/Pyrus/ScriptFrontend/Commands.php:491
PHP   5. PEAR2\Pyrus\AtomicFileTransaction::removeBackups() phar:///root/pyrus.phar/PEAR2_Pyrus-2.0.0a3/php/PEAR2/Pyrus/Installer.php:349
PHP   6. PEAR2\Pyrus\AtomicFileTransaction\Manager->finish() phar:///root/pyrus.phar/PEAR2_Pyrus-2.0.0a3/php/PEAR2/Pyrus/AtomicFileTransaction.php:96
PHP   7. PEAR2\Pyrus\AtomicFileTransaction\Transaction\TwoStage->finish() phar:///root/pyrus.phar/PEAR2_Pyrus-2.0.0a3/php/PEAR2/Pyrus/AtomicFileTransaction/Manager.php:196
PHP   8. PEAR2\Pyrus\Filesystem::rmrf() phar:///root/pyrus.phar/PEAR2_Pyrus-2.0.0a3/php/PEAR2/Pyrus/AtomicFileTransaction/Transaction/TwoStage.php:107
PHP   9. rmdir() phar:///root/pyrus.phar/PEAR2_Pyrus-2.0.0a3/php/PEAR2/Pyrus/Filesystem.php:66
PEAR2\Pyrus\AtomicFileTransaction\MultiException: Warning: no all backup directories have been removed
 PEAR2\Pyrus\IOException: Unable to fully remove /usr/.old-bin
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did you try this metod> php pyrus.phar install pear/Text_Highlighter-0.7.2 – B14D3 Dec 15 '11 at 22:04
@B14D3: just did it, with even worse results :-S – zerkms Dec 15 '11 at 22:13
what is this operating system ?? linux or windows?? – B14D3 Dec 15 '11 at 22:28
do you have all dependencies installed for Text_Highlighter-0.7.2 – B14D3 Dec 15 '11 at 22:31
@B14D3: I don't know about dependencies (and even more - there is no dependencies described in package.xml). --alldeps changes nothing. Isn't dependencies tracking is what package managers were invited for? If I tracked dependencies by myself I wouldn't need pear at all. It is Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS – zerkms Dec 15 '11 at 22:44

Right now the Text_Highlighter package has a dependency on PEAR, which means it will pull in a bunch of other packages. To install the package into a self-contained repository you can use:

mkdir Text_Highlighter
cd Text_Highlighter
php pyrus.phar `pwd` set bin_dir `pwd`/bin
php pyrus.phar `pwd` install pear/Text_Highlighter-0.7.2

Which will install Text_Highlighter-0.7.2 and all dependencies in the Text_Highlighter directory.

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Thanks for your answer. Anyway it was a bug in the package description: – zerkms Jan 3 '12 at 21:33
up vote 0 down vote accepted

It was a bug in a package itself. Filled and fixed at

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