1) Project Details: I can't install oauth on a debian vps server at dreamhost. Here are the errors:

$ pear install HTTP_OAuth
 Failed to download pear/HTTP_OAuth within preferred state "stable", latest
 release is version 0.2.3, stability "alpha", use
 "channel://pear.php.net/HTTP_OAuth-0.2.3" to install
 install failed
 [ps113620]$ pear install HTTP_OAuth-0.2.3
 WARNING: channel "pear.php.net" has updated its protocols, use "pear
 channel-update pear.php.net" to update
 Cannot install, php_dir for channel "pear.php.net" is not writeable by the
 current user
 $ pear channel-update pear.php.net
 Updating channel "pear.php.net"
 could not create lock file: fopen(/usr/local/php5/lib/pear/.lock): failed to
 open stream: Permission denied
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