Builds a LAMP (MAMP) stack on macOS 10.13 High Sierra using MacPorts.
Intended to be used on a fresh 10.13 install. For previous versions of macOS use the pre-high-sierra branch.
Please read this README all the way through before beginning.
MacPorts is powerful but finicky. I commonly end up with MySQL/MariaDB with the wrong permissions and other annoyances. Therefore this script, which will reliably install MariaDB 5.5 and PHP 5.6 plus Apache 2.4 on OS X. At least, for me. Tested with MacPorts 2.4.2 on OS X 10.13.
If you had installed macports-lamp previously, export any MySQL databases (since macports-lamp will install a clean 'n' fresh MariaDB).
Stop any running MacPorts services as in the following two examples. If these give you errors, just continue.
sudo port unload apache2 sudo port unload mysql55-server
Move the old MacPorts installation out of the way.
sudo mv /opt/local /opt/local.old
Install MacPorts with its prerequisites.
Make sure to install XCode and do
sudo xcodebuild -license xcode-select --install
macports-lamp comes with a my.cnf file for MariaDB that it will place at /etc/my.cnf. If you already had a my.cnf there it will be moved out of the way.
MariaDB will use the following socket:
socket = /opt/local/var/run/mariadb/mysqld.sock
Default Virtual Host
The script will create the following virtual host which can be reached by going to http://local.test/ after the script completes.
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName local.test DocumentRoot /Users/username/Sites <Directory /Users/username/Sites> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks DirectoryIndex index.php index.html Require local AllowOverride All </Directory> </VirtualHost>
The following functions will be installed in ~/.bash_profile. I find them useful at the command line:
te - tail Apache error log ta - tail Apache access log tp - tail PHP error log acr - apachectl restart (really sudo port unload apache2;sudo port load apache2)
Running the Scripts
sudo ./build_lamp sudo ./build_mysql sudo ./increase_limits
One of the PHP 7 ports has a dependency on Python; thus MacPorts will install Python 2.7. If you would like to make this the default version of python that runs when you run python scripts (recommended), tell MacPorts that with
sudo port select --set python python27
Switching between PHP 5.6 and PHP 7.0:
Switch to PHP 5.6 (default after installation):
sudo port select php php56 sudo /opt/local/bin/apxs -A -e -n php7 mod_php70.so sudo /opt/local/bin/apxs -a -e -n php5 mod_php56.so acr
Switch to PHP 7.2:
sudo /opt/local/bin/apxs -A -e -n php5 mod_php56.so sudo /opt/local/bin/apxs -a -e -n php7 mod_php72.so acr
To install Drush, see http://docs.drush.org/en/master/install/