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Using eZ Publish on Mac OSX Lion - Full installation guide

Thursday 28 July 2011 10:17:37 am

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Recently, Apple release a new Mac OSX version named Lion. There are a lot of new stuff, but for this tutorial, we'll see some updates for Apache and Php version. Macport will not be necessary to configure your AMP service.

This article is available in french at http://www.pheelit.fr/HighTech/Developpement/Installation-Apache-PHP-Mysql-sur-Mac-OS-X-Lion 


You could check your apache version typing :

httpd -v

Edit /etc/apache2/httpd.conf. (You need probably to use root rights). Find line 

LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/libphp5.so

and check that # is correctly remove. Same for the line 

Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-userdir.conf 

(this ll enable custom directory outside your www folder)

Save and restart apache service :

sudo apachectl restart

With your favorite browser check http://localhost  if you obtain "It's work" message.

I decide to change User and Group for Apache on http.conf file with my current login and staff group :)



Download from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql , Mac OS X ver. 10.6 (x86, 64-bit), DMG Archive.

Installation order is really simple :

  • mysql5.5.xxx
  • MySQLstartupitem
  • MySQLPrefPane

To run MySQL, go to System Settings and you ll have a new prefpane named MySQL. Just open it and clic on start server.

Check if MySQL run properly :

/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql -v

Just a tip is, edit your ~/.bash_profile and add

export PATH="/usr/local/mysql/bin:$PATH"

Reload bash profile via

source ~/.bash_profile

and try 

mysql -v

Last step with MySQL is to secure installation. Just type :

sudo mysql_secure_installation


First step download it from http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/downloads.php, and extract it on ~/Sites


sudo mkdir /var/mysql
sudo ln -s /tmp/mysql.sock /var/mysql/mysql.sock

to prevent error code 2000, then

mkdir ~/Sites/phpmyadmin/config
chmod o+w ~/Sites/phpmyadmin/config

With your browser run http://localhost/~username/phpmyadmin/setup/ . Click on button "new server" then "Authentication" tab and fll "Password for config auth" field. Save twice : one on this page and one on the other page. Try your config on page http://localhost/~username/phpmyadmin/


Install mcrypt library

Mcrypt isn't install by default on Mac OS X Lion, you need to do it. So download libmcrypt on http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=87941 . 

You need to download php source file. Normally you have php version 5.3.6. So download it from http://us.php.net/get/php-5.3.6.tar.gz/from/a/mirror 

You need to have Xcode 4.1 to compile source code. You could download it from free on Mac App Store.

Note : i moved and extract files on /usr/local/src/

Unzip files and place yourself on libmcrypt folder. Run command line :

MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.7 CFLAGS='-O3 -fno-common -arch i386 -arch x86_64' LDFLAGS='-O3 -arch i386 -arch x86_64' CXXFLAGS='-O3 -fno-common -arch i386 -arch x86_64' ./configure --disable-dependency-tracking
make -j6
sudo make install

Run command line on php-5.3.6/ext/mcrypt

MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.7 CFLAGS='-O3 -fno-common -arch i386 -arch x86_64' LDFLAGS='-O3 -arch i386 -arch x86_64' CXXFLAGS='-O3 -fno-common -arch i386 -arch x86_64' ./configure --with-php-config=/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.7.sdk/usr/bin/php-config
make -j6
sudo make install


If php file not exists : 

sudo cp /etc/php.ini.default /etc/php.ini

Some modification to do on this file :

memory_limit = 256M
display_errors = On
html_errors = On
enable_dl = On

Don't remove semicolon on ;extension_dir = "./"

Add extension=mcrypt.so 

And check your phpinfo page if you see correctly mcrypt library.



Apple already installed xdebug. So to enable it just remove semicolon on line: 


on /etc/php.ini file.



For unknown reasons, Apple has not installed it by default. To fix this problem, go on  /usr/lib/php and type

sudo php install-pear-nozlib.phar

edit your php.ini and replace line ;include_path = ".:/php/includes" by include_path = ".:/usr/lib/php/pear"

Update pear

sudo pear channel-update pear.php.net
sudo pecl channel-update pecl.php.net
sudo pear upgrade-all

now you could install phpunits, zeta components, etc :)


Virtual Host

Just edit /etc/apapche2/httpd.conf and in end on file add

NameVirtualHost *:80
 Include /private/etc/apache2/other/*.conf

Just create your vhost on /private/etc/apache2/other/

That's all :)