Thank you for the information. I now have to install pear and I wanted to check what components are necessary. The install screen has these options:
(required) PEAR core PEAR Base System
(required) PEAR_Frontend_Web-beta Webbased PEAR Installer
PEAR_Frontend_Gtk2 Graphical PEAR installer based on PHP-Gtk2
MDB2 database abstraction layer.
Are the required component all that I need, or do I need the other two or possibly anything else?