Over a million developers have joined DZone.
{{announcement.body}}
{{announcement.title}}

Switching to PHP 5.4 on OS X

DZone's Guide to

Switching to PHP 5.4 on OS X

· Web Dev Zone ·
Free Resource

Jumpstart your Angular applications with Indigo.Design, a unified platform for visual design, UX prototyping, code generation, and app development.

I like using OS X's built-in packages where possible, but unfortunately Apple is way behind with their PHP package, having it locked on 5.3.15. In the past I've seen people use tools like Mamp, or Xampp to provide this for them, but frankly I'm not a big fan of these tools.

Homebrew provides a solution. Homebrew is OS X missing package manager, and it's an absolute great tool to work with. Getting started with it is a bit harder, as there's a few bigger dependencies you need, such as an up-to-date XCode installation. Once you've installed homebrew, it's a matter of running the following commands:

   
  1. brew tap homebrew/dupes
  2. brew tap josegonzalez/homebrew-php
  3. brew install php54 --with-mysql
  4. brew install php54-memcached
  5. brew install php54-xdebug

After that, open /etc/apache2/httpd.conf, and look for this line:

   
  1. LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/libphp5.so

Comment that out (with #) and add the following line:

   
  1. LoadModule php5_module /usr/local/Cellar/php54/5.4.9/libexec/apache2/libphp5.so

After that, restart apache and things should just work. For more detailed instructions, take a look at the documentation for homebrew-php

 

Take a look at an Indigo.Design sample application to learn more about how apps are created with design to code software.

Topics:

Published at DZone with permission of

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}