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1.174.  php-pear

1.174.1.  RHBA-2009:1071: bug fix update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as FASTRACK errata RHBA-2009:1071
An updated php-pear package that fixes various bugs is now available.
The PHP Extension and Application Repository (PEAR) is a framework and distribution system for reusable PHP components.
This updated php-pear package includes fixes for the following bugs:
  • installing certain PHP components using the /usr/bin/pecl command resulted in failures and error message similar to the following:
    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of [amount] bytes exhausted
    This updated php-pear package increases the amount of system memory available to the /usr/bin/pecl command with the result that PHP components which previously failed to install due to out-of-memory errors now install cleanly and without error. (BZ#460072)
  • attempting to install a PHP component using PEAR's /usr/bin/pecl command resulted in an error message stating that pecl needed access to the "phpize" command, and therefore could not continue with the install. The phpize utility is used to prepare the build environment for a PHP extension. This issue has been resolved by adding a dependency on the php-devel package to the php-pear package, with the result that installing components with pecl should now complete as expected, and without having to chase any further dependencies. (BZ#482974)
  • the /usr/bin/pear command emitted warnings when the global "error_reporting" PHP configuration variable was set to the value "E_STRICT". The E_STRICT error-reporting level was introduced into PHP and PEAR following the release of PHP 5, and has the aim of ensuring that the package is strictly PHP 5-compatible. With this updated package, /usr/bin/pear no longer emits warnings when the error-reporting level is set to E_STRICT. (BZ#461142)
All users of php-pear are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.

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