> On Nov 13, 2019, at 10:43, Matthieu Napoli <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Following a discussion with Nikita, I understood that [installing PEAR with PHP is deprecated](https://github.com/php/php-src/blob/PHP-7.4/UPGRADING#L98-L101 <https://github.com/php/php-src/blob/PHP-7.4/UPGRADING#L98-L101>).
> However, installing PEAR is necessary for PECL to work (it uses PEAR).
> I started having a look at what could be done to use PECL without PEAR. This lead me to the following question: as a first step, would it make sense to provide PECL as a self-contained PHAR?
> That way users can download the PHAR and avoid install PEAR. Following that we can have a look at trimming the PECL package, but the PHAR would be a first step.
Whatâs the status of the pickle installer? It doesnât look like itâs been touched since 2017.
I thought that was a promising project. Did it work well? Were there problems?