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Version 5 (modified by richsad, 10 years ago)
Unless you restart apache, the instructions shown here will not work. So I added instructions to restart apache

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

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"