There are several options for downloading PECL extensions, such as:
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.
Most PECL extensions also reside in CVS. A web-based view may be seen at » http://cvs.php.net/pecl/. To download straight from CVS, the following sequence of commands may be used. Note that phpfi is the password for user cvsread:
$ cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/repository login
$ cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/repository co pecl/extname
Windows users may find compiled PECL binaries by downloading the Collection of PECL modules from the » PHP Downloads page, or by retrieving a » PECL Snapshot or an extension DLL on » PECL4WIN. To compile PHP under Windows, read the appropriate chapter.