in c:\xampp\php\PEAR\, there are many folders of pear packages, but cannot tell whether they are installed.
I ran command line prompt:
Notice: unserialize(): Error at offset 112 of 354 bytes in Config.php on line 1003 ERROR: The default config file is not a valid config file or is corrupted.
then I ran command line prompt:
after a question list which I pressed Enter, it showed:
I have read the other topic "vista pear". In that topic, there is a list of should-be-there files:
but in this version 1.6.4 and in verion 1.6.3a, the last two files are found missing.
I also read XAMPP document for windows, could not find whether PEAR packages are installed or how to install them.
on the book I am following, practical php and mysql by Jono Bacon, it says when using xampp, pear packages are readily installed (page 427-428).