A centralized repository for PHP-related brews.
- Yosemite, El Capitan, and Sierra. Untested everywhere else.
Run the following in your command-line:
$ brew tap homebrew/homebrew-php
The more information you provide and the more detailed your report is, the easier it is for us to fix it. An example of the best practice(s) for filling out bug reports can be seen here: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-php/issues/1225.
Please refer to this section for more information.
Bugs inevitably happen - none of us are running EVERY conceivable setup - but hopefully the install process can be made smoother through the following tips:
- If you have recently upgraded your macOS version or Xcode, read this section.
- Upgrade your macOS to the latest patch version. So if you are on
10.9.0, upgrade to
- Ensure Xcode is installed and up to date.
brew update. If you tapped an old version of
homebrew-phpor have an old brew installation, this may cause some installation issues.
brew upgrade. This will upgrade all installed formulae. Sometimes an old version of a formula is installed and this breaks our dependency management. Unfortunately, there is currently no way to force Homebrew to upgrade only those we depend upon. This is a possible fix for those with
libxmlrelated compilation issues.
brew doctorcomplains about
Error: Failed to import: homebrew-php-requirementor similar, you can find broken PHP requirement files using
find $(brew --prefix)/Library/Formula -type l -name "*requirement.rb". Run this with the
-deleteflag if you are sure the results of the find contain only the files producing import failures. You can also remove them manually.
- If you upgraded to Mavericks 10.9.x, please also upgrade to the latest Xcode, 5.0.1 and make sure you re-install Command Line Tools:
- On Mavericks 10.9.x, if
xcode-select --installdisplays the error message
Can't install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server., download Command Line Tools from Apple Developer.
- If you are using Xcode 4, install the
Command Line Tools. If you think you have them installed, please ensure that an update of Xcode or macOS did not remove them. You can verify this by launching Xcode, opening preferences, going to the Downloads tab, and clicking the
- Delete your
~/.pearrcfile before attempting to install a
PHPversion, as the pear step will fail if an existing, incompatible version exists. We try to detect and remove them ourselves, but sometimes this fails.
brew doctorand fix any issues you can.
- If you are using Mountain Lion
10.8.x, please install XQuartz so that the
png.hheader exists for compilation of certain brews. Mountain Lion removes X11, which contained numerous headers. A permanent fix is forthcoming.
- If you upgraded to Mountain Lion
10.8.x, please also upgrade to the latest Xcode, 5.1.
- File an awesome bug report, using the information in the next section.
- If you have a failing install due to
GD build test failed, try running the following before attempting to reinstall:
brew rm freetype jpeg libpng gd zlib brew install freetype jpeg libpng gd zlib
Doing all of these might be a hassle, but will more than likely ensure you either have a working install or get help as soon as possible.
Common upgrade issues
If you have recently upgraded your macOS version or Xcode, you may have some compilation or missing libraries issues. The following information may help you solve most of the problems:
- Ensure you have properly upgraded CLT depending on your Xcode version.
- Proceed step by step to isolate the responsible formula. If you need to install
php56-imagick, don't do
brew install php56 php56-imagick. Just do
brew install php56, ensure everything is working as expected, check the output of
phpinfo(), restart your Apache server with
sudo apachectl restart. Then you can install the next formula
brew install php56-imagick.
php56build fails, remove all their dependencies and reinstall the formula. For instance: If
brew install php56fails, do the following:
brew rm php56 && brew deps php56 | xargs brew rm. If
brew install php56 --with-gmpfails, do the following:
brew rm php56 && brew deps php56 --with-gmp | xargs brew rm. Then reinstall a clean version of the formula:
brew update && brew upgrade && brew install php56.
- If an extension build fails, try also to remove all its dependencies and reinstall it.
- Sometimes it appears that a formula is not available anymore, do the following:
brew tap --repair.
Filing Bug Reports
An example of the best practice(s) for filling out bug reports can be seen here: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-php/issues/1225.
Please include the following information in your bug report:
- macOS Version: eg. 10.7.3, 10.6.3
- Homebrew Version:
- PHP Version in use: stock-apple, homebrew-php stable, homebrew-php devel, homebrew-php head, custom
- Xcode Version: 4.4, 4.3, 4.0, 3 etc.
- If you are on Mountain Lion
10.8.x, please also upgrade to the latest Xcode, 4.4.
- If you are using 4.3, verify whether you have the
Command Line Toolsinstalled as well.
- If on Snow Leopard, you may want to install the
OS X GCC Installer.
- If you are on Mountain Lion
- Output of
- Output of
- Installation logs for the formula in question
- A link to the gist created with
brew gist-logs <formula-you-are-using>will contain these logs.
- Or, if
brew gist-logsis not working:
- A link to the gist created with
New bug reports will be created with a template of this information for you to fill in.
This will help us diagnose your issues much quicker, as well as find similarities between different reported issues.
This repository contains PHP-related formulae for Homebrew.
(This replaces the PHP formulae that used to live under adamv's homebrew-alt repository.)
The purpose of this repository is to allow PHP developers to quickly retrieve working, up-to-date formulae. The mainline Homebrew repositories are maintained by non-php developers, so testing/maintaining PHP-related brews has fallen by the wayside. If you are a PHP developer using Homebrew, please contribute to this repository.
Note: For a list of available configuration options run:
$ brew options php56
Once the tap is installed, you can install
php72, or any formulae you might need via:
$ brew install php56
Please also follow the instructions from
brew info at the end of the install to ensure you properly installed your PHP version.
Installing Multiple Versions
Using multiple PHP versions from
homebrew-php is pretty straightforward.
If using Apache, you will need to update the
LoadModule call. For convenience, simply comment out the old PHP version:
# /etc/apache2/httpd.conf # Swapping from PHP 5.5 to PHP 5.6 # $HOMEBREW_PREFIX is normally `/usr/local` # LoadModule php5_module $HOMEBREW_PREFIX/Cellar/php55/5.5.18/libexec/apache2/libphp5.so LoadModule php5_module $HOMEBREW_PREFIX/Cellar/php56/5.6.4/libexec/apache2/libphp5.so
If using FPM, you will need to unload the
plist controlling php, or manually stop the daemon, via your command line:
# Swapping from PHP 5.5 to PHP 5.6 # $HOMEBREW_PREFIX is normally `/usr/local` $ cp $HOMEBREW_PREFIX/Cellar/php56/5.6.4/homebrew.mxcl.php56.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents/ $ launchctl unload -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.php55.plist $ launchctl load -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.php56.plist
If you would like to swap the PHP you use on the command line, you should update the
$PATH variable in either your
# Swapping from PHP 5.5 to PHP 5.6 # export PATH="$(brew --prefix homebrew/php/php55)/bin:$PATH" export PATH="$(brew --prefix homebrew/php/php56)/bin:$PATH"
Please be aware that you must make this type of change EACH time you swap between PHP
minor versions. You will typically only need to update the Apache/FPM when upgrading your PHP
Pear is no longer compiled by default, instead you need to install php with the
--with-pear option, such as:
brew install php56 --with-pear.
Please note that all extensions installed with the included
pear will be installed to the respective php's bin path. For example, supposing you installed
PHP_CodeSniffer as follows:
$ pear install PHP_CodeSniffer
It would be nice to be able to use the
phpcs command via command-line, or other utilities. You will need to add the installed php's
bin directory to your path. The following would be added to your
.bash_profile when running the
export PATH="$(brew --prefix php56)/bin:$PATH"
- Remember to use the proper PHP version in that export. So if you installed the
php56in the export.
- Updating your installed PHP will result in the binaries no longer existing within your path. In such cases, you will need to reinstall the pear extensions. Alternatives include installing
homebrew-phpor using the
homebrew-phpversion of your extension.
- Uninstalling your
homebrew-phpPHP formula will also remove the extensions.
- Proper PHP Versioning? See issue #8
- Pull out all PHP-related brews from Homebrew