I dont meant the normal include setting, I meant the safemode_include_dir (forgot the correct name in the first post
; When safe_mode is on, UID/GID checks are bypassed when
; including files from this directory and its subdirectories.
; (directory must also be in include_path or full path must
; be used when including)
But I have not tested this, especially with open_basedir. Maybe it is possible to set this to a local website directory that is symlinked to a global pear directory...