code_play wrote:How can I make sure the PEAR is running on XAMPP...
Pear isn't something like a program which you have to start. Its just a really huge class library with a CommandLineInterface (CLI)
If you want to check, pear is correctly included try this:
If you use XAMPP 1.7.3 you can use the XAMPP Administration Page.
Just type in http://localhost/
to get to the XAMPP administration panel.
There you have a pearinfo() Link in your navigation bar.