Installing Symfony using PEAR

Symfony is one of the best rapid application development frameworks available for PHP. In this tutorial I am going to discuss the installation steps for Symfony.

From a command line go to PHP’s folder and type the command below.

pear channel-discover

The result should be a success in discovering the channel. Now, run the following command to check the libraries available in this channel.

pear remote-list -c symfony

Now, install the package using the command below.

pear install symfony/symfony

After successfully completing installation, run command below just to make sure if Symfony has been installed properly or not.

symfony -V

You should see Symfony’s version number indicating that Symfony has been successfully installed on the machine.

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