PEAR – PHP Extension and Application Repository » What is it? PEAR is a framework and sex repository system for reusable PHP components.
Perhaps you might want to know about installing PEAR on your system or installing pear packages. You can find help using PEAR packages in the online manual and the FAQ. A new release of the package is available which fixes this issue. 15 Thanks to Patrick Fingle and the CiviCRM Security Team who reported this issue. Security Vulnerability Announcement: HTML_AJAX Another vulnerability in the HTML_AJAX package has been found which potentially allows remote code execution. An new release of the package is available which fixes this issue.
Thanks to Egidio Romano who reported this issue. All those things are back again. Why did it take so long? The number of active people in the PEAR group has shrunken to about 1. 5, with Christian Weiske doing most of the work.
I’m also writing this blog post now. I asked them if they could put Debian on it. They tried again, but neither Debian nor Ubuntu had the necessary hardware RAID drivers, so we had to go back to CentOS. PEAR packages themselves, originally written for PHP4. 3, but now with PHP 5. And not only the pearweb code itself, but also the dependencies. Today after 12 days, everything is restored.
What was not backed up is the website and blog database, and the patch files attached to bugs in the tracker. I had a manual database backup from 2015-03-xx, but nothing regular. Luckily I was able to transfer raw MySQL database files before the disk fully died, so nothing was lost. Manual and API docs could be regenerated from package files and the peardoc sources, so there is no need to back up the rendered files.