Issue installing phing on Ubuntu 14.04


It’s really such a headache when we migrated to Ubuntu 14.04 and installed phing. Lots of headaches! But anyway, here we go:

First you need to install pear first by doing the following command on Terminal:

sudo apt-get install php-pear

Then add the pear channel:

sudo pear channel-discover

To install Phing:

sudo pear install -Z phing/phing

The -Z option will download .tar file instead of the damn .tgz (which always throws this error):

could not extract the package.xml file from "/build/buildd/php5-5.5.9+dfsg/pear-build-download/phing-2.9.1.tgz"
Download of "phing/phing" succeeded, but it is not a valid package archive
Error: cannot download "phing/phing"
Download failed
install failed

Hopefully it works on your end. Please comment below if it worked.

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