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It looks like it might be 1.7.2, but I didn't find any definitive, "THIS IS THE CURRENT VERSION OF PEAR" on the pear website.

I'm trying to upgrade PEAR on a system that I'm not all that familiar with.

pear version yields...

PEAR Version: 1.4.9
PHP Version: 5.1.6
Zend Engine Version: 2.1.0
Running on: Linux...

I ran pear upgrade pear and this message was included.

pear/PEAR dependency package "pear/Archive_Tar" installed version 1.3.5 is not the recommended version 1.3.3, but may be compatible, use --force to install
pear/Archive_Tar requires PEAR Installer (version >= 1.5.4), installed version is 1.4.9
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I know how you feel; PEAR and PECL have always been kind sloppy. It's even worse for Windows. :-( – Synetech Jun 28 '12 at 17:56

The current stable version appears to be 1.9.0.

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ah. interesting... thanks. – Derek Adair Feb 15 '10 at 18:32

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