There are several options for downloading PECL extensions, such as:
The PECL web site contains information about the different extensions
that are offered by the PHP Development Team. The information available
here includes: ChangeLog, release notes, requirements and other similar
pecl download extname
PECL extensions that have releases listed on the PECL web site are
available for download and installation using the » pecl command.
Specific revisions may also be specified.
Most PECL extensions also reside in CVS. A web-based view may
be seen at » http://cvs.php.net/pecl/.
To download straight from CVS, the following
sequence of commands may be used. Note that phpfi is the password for user
$ cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/repository login
$ cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/repository co pecl/extname