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Version 2 (modified by Tiago.Ribeiro, 11 years ago)
added instructions about postgresql

One of the quick ways to get the complete environment is using DarwinPorts?.

Install DarwinPorts, follow the instructions carefully.

Then to install PHP5 with Apache2 and MySQL4 support:

sudo port install php5 +macosx +mysql4 +apache2

or if you want to use Postgresql:

sudo port install postgres82
cd ~
initdb -D pgdata
pg_ctl -D pgdata -l pgdata/psql.log start
createdb askeet
psql askeet

sudo port install php5 +postgresql

If it complains about multiple versions of php5, deactivate the old version:

sudo port deactivate php5 @..someversion..

Then try to install again.

Here we have the whole application compiled, now we do some setup:

  • Apache2 :
    1. You can add the apache2 support programs to your $PATH, just add /opt/local/apache2/bin" to the '~/'.profile file that is created when you setup DarwinPorts?
    2. In /opt/local/apache2/conf rename the httpd.conf.sample to httpd.conf and change the conf you want

  • PHP5 :
    1. Go into /opt/local/apache2/modules and type /opt/local/apache2/bin/apxs -a -e -n "php5"
    2. Then it looks like a little bug hit darwinport, so to activate PHP5 in apache2, edit /opt/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf and add this
      # php5 settings
      Include conf/extras-conf/mod_php.conf
    3. Rename either /opt/local/etc/php.ini-dist or /opt/local/etc/php.ini-recommended to /opt/local/etc/php.ini
    4. Currently PEAR is no longer included with PHP5 in DarwinPorts?. So we use PEAR from OS X itself. So we need to enable that in php.ini. Search for include_path and edit the line so it reads as follows:
      ; UNIX: "/path1:/path2"
      ;include_path = ".:/php/includes
      include_path = ".:/php/includes:bin/lib:/opt/local/lib/php:/usr/lib/php/"
    5. To really use PEAR with PHP5 from DarwinPorts? you will need to add the following to your .profile:
      export PHP_PEAR_PHP_BIN=/opt/local/bin/php
  • MySQL4
    1. Change ownership:
      chown -R mysql:mysql /opt/local/var/db
      chown -R mysql:mysql /opt/local/var/run/mysqld
      chown -R mysql:mysql /opt/local/var/log/mysql
    2. Create the default database:
      sudo -u /opt/local/bin/mysql_install_db --user=mysql

Et voila! It's done. Now you can run as root :

/opt/local/apache2/bin/apachectl start
/opt/local/bin/mysqld_safe &

You can change /opt/local/apache2/conf/extra/httpd-vhost.conf to add your Symfony virtual host:

<Directory "/opt/local/lib/php/data/symfony/web/sf">
        AllowOverride All
        Allow from All

<VirtualHost askeet:*>
 ServerName askeet
 DocumentRoot "/symfony/askeet/web"
 DirectoryIndex index.php
 Alias /sf /opt/local/lib/php/data/symfony/web/sf

 <Directory "/symfony/askeet/web">
  AllowOverride All
  Allow from All

Don't forget to change your /etc/hosts as well:       askeet