Are you getting the following error while updating any package in pear? pear.php.net is using a unsupported protocal - This should never happen. I got this error right after I upgraded PHP from 5.2 to 5.9 (using CentOS-Testing repo). To resolve this situation, do this. [code lang="plain"]rm -fr /usr/share/pear/.channels[/code] and then do this [code lang="plain"]pear update-channels[/code] It should now give you the following output [code lang="plain"]Updating channel "doc.php.net" Update of Channel "doc.php.net" succeeded Updating channel "pear.php.net" Update of Channel "pear.php.net" succeeded Updating channel "pecl.php.net" Update of Channel "pecl.php.net" succeeded[/code] That's it, your issue is resolved.