Downloading PECL extensions

There are several options for downloading PECL extensions, such as:

  • The pecl install extname command downloads the extensions code automatically, so in this case there is no need for a separate download.
  • » http://pecl.php.net/ The PECL web site contains information about the different extensions that are offered by the PHP Development Team. The information available here includes: ChangeLog, release notes, requirements and other similar details.
  • pecl download extname PECL extensions that have releases listed on the PECL web site are available for download and installation using the » pecl command. Specific revisions may also be specified.
  • SVN Most PECL extensions also reside in SVN. A web-based view may be seen at » http://svn.php.net/viewvc/pecl/. To download straight from SVN, the following sequence of commands may be used:


    $ svn checkout http://svn.php.net/repository/pecl/extname/trunk extname
  • Windows downloads At this time the PHP project does not compile Windows binaries for PECL extensions. However, to compile PHP under Windows see the chapter titled building PHP for Windows.