It isn't the path. I found the directory where it was installed the pecl command just doesn't work. Someone said you need the developer version on the mac. So I uninstalled xampp and tried to reinstall the 0.7.4 developer version. I got it from this page:http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-macosx.html#876
The regular XAMPP Mac OS X 0.7.4 version to download is a universal installer version. There is no gzip file, but the developer package downloads into a gzip file. So I first install the Xampp regular version from the binary. Then I build the developer package version as it only builds the xamppfiles folder. The main xampp folder is missing. But if I install the universal binary version first and then build the developer version it installs another xamppfiles folder. So now I have 2 xamppfiles folders. Is this right? It doesn't seem right but like I said if I only install the developer package I only get the xamppfiles folder period.
Can I throw away the xamppfiles folder for the universal binary and only use the xamppfiles folder for the developer version or do I have to combine them? If so do I have to check every folder to see what is different? How come I can't just install the whole xampp version for the developer package from the gzip file? Or the whole developer version from the universal binary?