this is my first day at DH.
I was wondering, am i allowed to edit php.ini? i understand that we can compile our own PHP binaries, so in that case, can i use the ./configure option to point to a php.ini of my choice?
also, about PEAR, i need to install an IRC class. i tried this via the 'pear' command but it couldn't make the required directories. i tried to use sudo but obviously i don't have root access.
is there a way i can install all these things in my home directory?