Compile scripts used to build PHP for PocketMine-MP on multiple platforms
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Custom PHP build scripts for PocketMine-MP

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Bash script used to compile PHP on MacOS and Linux platforms. Make sure you have make autoconf automake libtool m4 wget getconf gzip bzip2 bison g++ git.

Additional notes

Mac OSX (native compile)

  • Most dependencies can be installed using Homebrew
  • You will additionally need glibtool (GNU libtool, xcode libtool won't work)
  • You also MUST specify target as mac or mac64 if building for Mac, on Mac.

Android 64-bit (cross-compile)

  • Only aarch64 targets are supported for Android cross-compile.
  • The aarch64-linux-musl toolchain is required. You can compile and install it using (PMMP fork includes musl-libc patches for DNS resolver config path and increasing stack size limit for LevelDB)
  • Android cross-compile binaries MUST be compiled statically (using -s) or the binary will not work correctly.
  • It is strongly recommended that you enable abusive optimizations for Android targets (-f flag) for best performance.
Script flags Description
-d Will compile with debug and the xdebug PHP extension
-f Enabling abusive optimizations...
-g Will compile GD2
-j Set make threads to #
-l Will compile with LevelDB support (experimental with PHP7)
-s Will compile everything statically
-t Set target
-u Will compile PocketMine-ChunkUtils C extension (recommended if using PC Anvil worlds)
-x Specifies we are doing cross-compile


Target Arguments
linux64 -t linux64 -l -j4 -f x86_64
mac64 -t mac64 -l -j4 -f
android-aarch64 -t android-aarch64 -x -s -j4 -f

Common pitfalls

  • If used, the -t option (target) MUST be specified BEFORE the -f option (optimizations)
  • Avoid using the script in directory trees containing spaces. Some libraries don't like trying to be built in directory trees containing spaces, e.g. /home/user/my folder/pocketmine-mp/ might experience problems.

Script to install PocketMine-MP and PHP binaries on Unix platforms.

Flag Description
-u Update PocketMine-MP
-d Install directory
-v Channel (stable or development)


Batch script utilizing Visual Studio on Windows to compile PHP binaries from sources. Ensure you have Visual Studio 2017, git, 7z and wget installed in your PATH.

Prebuilt binaries can be downloaded from our AppVeyor build job.