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building in /tmp/pear/temp/rar
running: phpize
sh: phpize: command not found
rolling back 388 file operations
ERROR: `phpize' failed

getting this error when trying to install the RAR package for php using the command "pecl -v install rar"

what does that means and how can i fix it ? i'm a linux newbie.

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You need to install php-devel as well. Since you are using CentOS :

yum install php-devel

will do the trick

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Already tried. Doesn't work. Error: -bash: yum: command not found – anarchOi Jun 25 '13 at 7:32
there is no yum installed ? then there must be something really really wrong with your system. Are you sure it is CentOS ? – thanosk Jun 25 '13 at 7:38
Sorry my bad, i just checked again and i'm on Debian 6.0 Squeeze. I just bought this dedicated server so i'm a bit confused. – anarchOi Jun 25 '13 at 18:31
then the command is apt-get install php-dev or apt-get install php5-dev depends on your php version. – thanosk Jun 26 '13 at 6:38
this is what i am getting now, after running pecl -v install rar ..... configure: error: in /var/tmp/pear-build-root/rar-3.0.1': configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check See config.log' for more details rolling back 388 file operations ERROR: `/tmp/pear/temp/rar/configure' failed – anarchOi Jun 26 '13 at 12:54

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