PEAR channel not available

Topics: Developer Forum
Jul 10, 2013 at 4:06 PM
Hi all,

I just noticed that the PEAR channel at pear.pearplex.net which was mentioned in one of the 1.7.x release notes does not work anymore.

Has this service been discontinued or is that a temporary issue?

Thanks!
-mp.
Coordinator
Jul 17, 2013 at 4:26 PM
Hopefully fixed now
Jul 18, 2013 at 9:20 AM
Edited Jul 18, 2013 at 9:20 AM
Unfortunately, I get a "no route to host" error for pear.pearplex.net (46.244.121.15). The last successful hop is core2-be.a2b-internet.com (46.244.127.2)
Jul 18, 2013 at 1:48 PM
Hi,

Getting exactly the same problem.
Also facing this problem regulary, several days before and last month several times too.
Jul 29, 2013 at 9:04 PM
This is still a problem. I find pear.pearplex.net permanently inaccessible.
Oct 16, 2013 at 3:15 PM
Still unavailable.
Apr 29, 2015 at 4:06 PM
As a workaround you can register the channel with pear/pyrus then install PHPExcel from a local package.

Stub channel file (pear.pearplex.net.xml)
<channel xmlns="http://pear.php.net/channel-1.0" version="1.0">
    <name>pear.pearplex.net</name>
    <suggestedalias>pearplex</suggestedalias>
    <summary>pearplex</summary>
    <servers><primary/></servers>
</channel>
> pyrus channel-discover .\pear.pearplex.net.xml
Pyrus version 2.0.0a4 SHA-1: 72271D92C3AA1FA96DF9606CD538868544609A52
Using PEAR installation found at D:\PEAR
Discovery of channel pear.pearplex.net successful

> pyrus install .\PHPExcel-1.7.6.tgz