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Installing Symfony on MacOsX with php5 binary from entropy

Installing Symfony on MacOsX it's a bit tricky... But finally i accomplished the quest and this page is the result of my experience

Phase 1 - PHP5

Download and install the php binary package from this site http://www.entropy.ch/software/macosx/php/ (IMPORTANT! if you want to keep it simple use the binary for apache 1.3, that's the version bundled with osx 10.4)

now open a terminal window and type:

user:~ macbook$ cd /usr/bin

now you have to change name to the default php binary in order to use the php5 binary from the new installation:

user:~ macbook$ mv php php4

now you can create the symbolic link to the php5 binary:

user:~ macbook$ ln -s /usr/local/php5/bin/php php

repeat those two steps for pear:

user:~ macbook$ mv pear pear4
user:~ macbook$ ln -s /usr/local/php5/bin/pear pear

if you need the cli version of other php5 binaries (like phpize) repeat those steps

Phase 2 - Pear

pear (and other packages) needs to be upgraded in order to work with symfony:

user:~ macbook$ pear upgrade-all

if you encounter some problems try:

user:~ macbook$ pear upgrade pear

and then:

user:~ macbook$ pear update-channels

and again:

user:~ macbook$ pear upgrade-all

Phase 3 - Symfony

In order to install Symfony you need to set an higher memory limit in php.ini:

user:~ macbook$ vim /usr/local/php5/lib/php.ini

To find the right line type:

/memory limit

set the limit to 32M or more finally it's time to install Symfony:

user:~ macbook$ pear channel-discover pear.symfony-project.com
user:~ macbook$ pear install symfony/symfony

now you can create a symbolic link to the symfony command to use it:

user:~ macbook$ ln -s /usr/local/php5/bin/symfony /usr/bin/symfony
user:~ macbook$ ln -s /usr/local/php5/lib/php /usr/share/php

try it:

user:~ macbook$ symfony -V

Phase 4 - Creating a project

You can create a project in the WebServer root:

user:~ macbook$ cd /Library/WebServer/Documents/
user:~ macbook$ mkdir sfdemo
user:~ macbook$ cd sfdemo
user:~ macbook$ symfony new sfdemo
user:~ macbook$ symfony app testapp
user:~ macbook$ symfony module testapp testmodule

If you don't want to create an Apache virtual host you can simply create a symbolic link to the symfony data folder

user:~ macbook$ ln -s /usr/local/php5/lib/php/data/symfony/web/sf web/sf

now open NetInfo Manager, go to machines, duplicate localhost and change the name to sfdemo, move to another line and save try it in a browser http://sfdemo/sfdemo/web/testapp_dev.php

Instead if you want to set up a virtual host for your application simply open the httpd.conf file:

user:~ macbook$ vim /etc/httpd/httpd.conf

find the section of virtual hosts typing

/Section 3: Virtual Hosts

and add this lines:

NameVirtualHost *:80

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName      localhost
  DocumentRoot    /Library/WebServer/Documents
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName sfdemo
  DocumentRoot    /Library/WebServer/Documents/sfdemo/web
  DirectoryIndex  index.php
  Alias /sf /usr/local/php5/lib/php/data/symfony/web/sf
  <Directory "/usr/local/php5/lib/php/data/symfony/web/sf">
    AllowOverride All
    Allow from All
  </Directory>
</VirtualHost>

You will need to restart apache

user:~ macbook$ sudo apachectl restart

now open NetInfo Manager, go to machines, duplicate localhost and change the name to sfdemo, move to another line and save try it in a browser http://sfdemo/testapp_dev.php

Phase 5 - SVN

Download and install the svn package from http://metissian.com/projects/macosx/subversion/ you can add the binary location ( /usr/local/bin ) simply by adding it in the /etc/profile file:

user:~ macbook$ vim /etc/profile

now the line should look like this:

PATH="/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin"

Phase 6 - MySql

Download and install from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.0.html#downloads (choose the right version between PowerPC 32bit, PowerPC 64bit and X86) you can add the binary location ( /usr/local/mysql/bin ) simply by adding it in the /etc/profile file (like for svn)

user:~ macbook$ vim /etc/profile

now the line should look like this:

PATH="/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/mysql/bin"