Installing PHPUnit on XAMPP Lite (Windows)

At my work PHPUnit is ‘just there’ but it’s not on my home machine where I’m running an out of the box XAMPP Lite setup. So I visited the PHPUnit installation manual and all looked easy:

pear channel-discover
pear install phpunit/PHPUnit

But what I got was a message saying my pear installer was out of date, 1.7.1 was needed. Running ‘pear -V’ showed:

E:\Xampplite\php>pear -V
PEAR Version: 1.4.5
PHP Version: 5.2.5
Zend Engine Version: 2.2.0
Running on: Windows NT T1720 6.0 build 6000

Allright, upgrading PEAR it is. That was not as straightforward as hoped.

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