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Workaround for PEAR/PECL Failure with Message “ERROR: `phpize’ failed”

When you try to upgrade or install various PEAR (or PECL) packages, you may get the rather unhelpful error message “ERROR: `phpize’ failed”. For example, here’s the result I get when I try to install the pecl_http package: root@finrod:~# pecl install pecl_http pecl/pecl_http can optionally use PHP extension "iconv" downloading pecl_http-1.6.3.tar ... Starting to download […]