With the release of Pirum, I'm really excited to see two public PEAR channels that aim to make PEAR a standard to deploy and manage your applications and libraries. One is PEARhub and the other is PEAR Farm. I think I'm gonna stick with PEAR Farm for a while, so this blog entry focuses on things I noticed when I first played with it. [...] A lot of people mistake these new channels for the wrong thing. They think that this will eventually replace PEAR. I don't think it will - ever.
He shows how to get the PEAR Farm libraries installed (via the PEAR installer) and how to set up your project with the pearfarm command-line tool. He also offers a few "gotchas" and tips to help you with a few of the issues he saw along the way. You can get an idea of the end result by looking at Till's PEAR Farm page.