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PHP on Apple Mac OS X Leopard

Enabling PHP5

By default PHP5 is not enabled on the Apache2 installation of Mac OS X Leopard. To enable it edit /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf and uncomment the following line:

LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/


I needed to enable SOAP on my PHP installation but attempts at using the instructions from Pagebakers did not work out too well. I managed to compile the /apple/osx/leopard/php/ extension for PHP 5.2.8 but adding it to php.ini only resulted in it showing form the CLI when using php -m.

You'll find a pre-compiled version on the site which I've mirrored here as /apple/osx/leopard/php/ for myself. This module was copied into /usr/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20060613 and extension_dir set to this in /private/etc/php.ini as well. From there just add a 'extension=/apple/osx/leopard/php/' and you're sorted.