Posting in the Magento forums has been disabled pending the implementation of a new and improved forum solution which should better serve the community.
For new questions please post at magento.stackexchange.com, the community-run support site for the Magento community. We will be providing updates on the new forum solution soon. For questions or concerns please email email@example.com.
after installing via SVN method, how to then use Pear Upgrade?
I’m new to Magento so I’m probably not the best to offer suggestions - but do you mean you lose the Pear Upgrade command from the command-line or is there another place in Mangento where you can run the Pear upgrade command? In either event, it may be a conflict with the Pear configurations. If you lose your standard PHP pear commands, it may be working against Magento’s Pear folder rather than the PHP default or vice-versa. The only other thing I can think of is if it may be possible Magento changes the Pear “channel” to a magento channel so that your regular Pear installation can’t see the regular Pear “channel”.