PHP 5.4.32 Released

Installation on Mac OS X

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This section contains notes and hints specific to installing PHP on Mac OS X. PHP is bundled with Macs, and compiling is similar to the Unix installation guide.

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zoonman at gmail dot com
2 months ago
I found good gist how to install PHP 5.4 and 5.3 side by side on Max OSX via MacPorts. I suppose, it is applicable for PHP 5.5 too.
https://gist.github.com/raphaelstolt/2721719
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Dan Black
7 years ago
My httpd.conf had some of the lines, but not all of them -- mine was missing the LoadModule and AddModule lines for php.  I'm not sure why -- I don't delete any of those; I just comment them out if I'm not using them.  Plus, the note above put a space in "LoadModule"; it has no space.  I didn't know about the "apachectl graceful" trick, though -- since "httpd -k restart" stopped working (probably around 10.2), I had just been doing it manually -- find the process, kill it, and hit httpd again -- thanks for the tip!

So for those who are missing any of the lines, here are the full lines.

In the section with all the other LoadModules:
  LoadModule php4_module        libexec/httpd/libphp4.so</div>

Directly below that section should be the AddModules; you need:
  AddModule mod_php4.c

And then the AddType lines should be right after the language priorities (so after the AddCharset lines and after the LanguagePriority bit):
  AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
  AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps

Then restart apache/httpd as described above, and hopefully you should be good.

BTW, the actual module should be at:
/usr/libexec/httpd/libphp4.so
So if things fail, you can check to see if that's there.

Thanks to others who posted here; it definitely helped and got me on the right track.  I just had to find the module manually to write my own LoadModule line.
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Jeff Hayden
7 years ago
Just a note. The darwinports software is now macports and you can get it at: http://www.macports.org/

If you use macports, be sure to change any refernces you may have in your calling scripts to macports as the file macports now gets installed.
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andreas at fink dot org
10 years ago
To build on MacOS X 10.3.5 set the environment variable CFLAGS in the following way (depending on your shell)

setenv CFLAGS "-DBIND_8_COMPAT=1 -DEAPI -O3"

export CFLAGS="-DBIND_8_COMPAT=1 -DEAPI -O3"

Then launch configure with the options:

./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man  ....

The -DBIND_8_COMPAT=1 gets you over a problem in the DNS files because MacOS X has definitions for Bind9 and PHP expects Bind8 definitions. -DEAPI is needed if you build it for Apache 1.3.31. -O3 enables the gcc optimizer.

You can also add one of the following lines to your CFLAGS depending on the CPU you use to further improve speed:
-mcpu=G3 -mtune=G3
-mcpu=G4 -mtune=G4
-mcpu=G5 -mtune=G5
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