This is a collection of notes I took while setting up a Drupal-ready Apache / MySQL / PHP environment on OS X using Homebrew and PEAR / PECL. I believe it should work to recreate an environment from scratch, but I've not run through the notes from start to finish on a fresh environment to validate. Hopefully this will help you get your own environment up and running easily!
Note: Mark Sonnabaum's Megalodon might be of interest to you, as well. For me, it involved learning a few too many things, and I also wanted as much as possible in my environment to be handled via a package manager like Homebrew or PEAR.
Update: Per Mark, Megalodon does entirely use Homebrew and Chef, I just misunderstood it. I look forward to seeing what I can do with it, once I dig in and understand it a bit more.
Update: Thanks, @stevepurkiss, for pointing out the typo on the first line for
brew tap... That's been fixed!
Update: Thanks, @cashwilliams, for pointing out some issues with the my.cnf and order of packages being installed. I've updated a couple of the instructions below to reflect his findings.
Update: I've added instructions for initial setup of Drupal coding standards for PHP Code Sniffer.
- Write a small script that stops / starts all the services we install. Then, remove the auto-start bits (e.g. launchctl)
Install Homebrew and various packages
brew tap homebrew/dupes
brew tap josegonzalez/homebrew-php
brew install mysql
brew install graphviz
brew install memcached
brew install php53 --with-mysql
brew install php53-xhprof php53-xdebug php53-uploadprogress php53-apc php53-memcache
Update ~/.profile to use new PHP
PHP_PATH="$(brew --prefix php53)/bin"
mysql_install_db --verbose --user=
whoami --basedir="$(brew --prefix mysql)" --datadir=/usr/local/var/mysql --tmpdir=/tmp
$(brew --prefix mysql)/bin/mysql_secure_installation
mkdir -p ~/Library/LaunchAgents
cp $(brew --prefix mysql)/homebrew.mxcl.mysql.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
launchctl load -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.mysql.plist
ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/memcached/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents
launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.memcached.plist
Create a PHP-specific log area.
sudo mkdir -p /var/log/php
sudo chmod -R ugo+rw /var/log/php
/usr/local/etc/php/5.3/php.ini with some defaults.
error_log = /var/log/php/php.log
date.timezone = "America/Phoenix"
Install additional pear libraries
pear config-set auto_discover 1
pear install pear.phpunit.de/PHPUnit
pear install pear.netpirates.net/phpDox-0.4.0
Setup Drupal coding standards for PHP Code Sniffer
pear install PHP_CodeSniffer
drush dl --package-handler=git_drupalorg coder
sudo ln -sv /Users/jbeeman/Projects/drupal/coder/coder_sniffer/Drupal $(pear config-get php_dir)/PHP/CodeSniffer/Standards/Drupal
sudo mkdir -p /Library/Server/Mail/Data/spool
sudo /usr/sbin/postfix set-permissions
sudo /usr/sbin/postfix start
Update Apache config to load new PHP
Note: You'll want to change
[username] to your user name.
/etc/apache2/httpd.confLoadModule php5_module /usr/local/Cellar/php53/5.3.18/libexec/apache2/libphp5.so
Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf Include /Users/[username]/Library/VirtualHosts/*.vhost
sudo mkdir -p /etc/mysql
sudo touch /etc/mysql/my.cnf
Add some default settings:
[mysqld] default-storage-engine=InnoDB collation-server = utf8_unicode_ci init-connect='SET NAMES utf8' character-set-server = utf8
max_allowed_packet = 128M innodb_buffer_pool_size = 160M join_buffer_size = 4M tmp_table_size = 64M max_heap_table_size = 64M sort_buffer_size = 6M read_rnd_buffer_size = 4M key_buffer = 16M max_allowed_packet = 16M thread_stack = 256K thread_cache_size = 8 table_cache = 16 innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit = 2 query_cache_limit = 4M query_cache_size = 128M
Setup a new VirtualHost
Add a vhost file:
Add the local domain to