Compiling a Web Development Environment on Mac OS X


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Dependencies: PHP

The Xdebug extension helps you debug your PHP scripts. It installs as a PHP extension.


Install Xdebug using PECL.

pecl install xdebug

Add the following line to your PHP configuration file.

echo 'zend_extension=/usr/local/php/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/' >> /usr/local/php/php.ini

Make sure the path to the extension is the same.

Restart the Web Server

The web server must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

sudo /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl -k restart