PEAR channel not available

Topics: Developer Forum
Jul 10, 2013 at 5:06 PM
Hi all,

I just noticed that the PEAR channel at 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?

Jul 17, 2013 at 5:26 PM
Hopefully fixed now
Jul 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM
Edited Jul 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM
Unfortunately, I get a "no route to host" error for ( The last successful hop is (
Jul 18, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Getting exactly the same problem.
Also facing this problem regulary, several days before and last month several times too.
Jul 29, 2013 at 10:04 PM
This is still a problem. I find permanently inaccessible.
Oct 16, 2013 at 4:15 PM
Still unavailable.
Apr 29, 2015 at 5:06 PM
As a workaround you can register the channel with pear/pyrus then install PHPExcel from a local package.

Stub channel file (
<channel xmlns="" version="1.0">
> pyrus channel-discover .\
Pyrus version 2.0.0a4 SHA-1: 72271D92C3AA1FA96DF9606CD538868544609A52
Using PEAR installation found at D:\PEAR
Discovery of channel successful

> pyrus install .\PHPExcel-1.7.6.tgz