Fatal error: Failed opening required ../includes/downloader/pearlib/php/PEAR.php

Sunday, 4. September 2011

Fatal error: Failed opening required ../includes/downloader/pearlib/php/PEAR.php

If you have suddenly starting to see this error when accessing your Magento connect page, it’s more likely you have recently enabled the compilation mode.

You will notice that the downloader path has suddenly change to webroot/includes/downloader which is a clue the compiler is currently running.

Two ways to solve this:

1) Either temporarily disable the compiler while you are installing the extension:
System > Tools > Compilation > Disable

2) If you have access to FTP or Control Panel, upload the downloder folder to the webroot/includes folder

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