Developing with PHP on Leopard post

November 26th, 2007

I recently bought a new MacBook (took the huge street-cred hit by getting a 13" white MacBook) and are busy getting my development environment up and running. I had heard some rumblings that things weren't quite what they seemed when it came to getting PHP up and running in Leopard, and spent much time googling for things.

My main dev environment is Apache2+PHP+MySQL/Postgres, so I searched around and found that Sean Coates (from php|architect and a guy I've had several beers with at conferences) put together some great instructions up on on getting PHP 5.2.5 up and running on Leopard.

If you are upgrading to Leopard, those instructions are the best I've seen so far AND do nothing to mess up your existing Leopard Apache and PHP installation.