Mac Php Caveats

==> ./configure –prefix=/usr/local/homebrew/Cellar/php56/5.6.13_2 –localstatedir=/usr/local/var –sysconfdir=/usr/local/etc/php/5.6 –with-config-file-path=/usr/local/etc/php/5.6 ==> make ==> make install ==> Caveats To enable PHP in Apache add the following to httpd.conf and restart Apache: LoadModule php5_module /usr/local/opt/php56/libexec/apache2/

The php.ini file can be found in: /usr/local/etc/php/5.6/php.ini

✩✩✩✩ Extensions ✩✩✩✩

If you are having issues with custom extension compiling, ensure that you are using the brew version, by placing /usr/local/bin before /usr/sbin in your PATH:


PHP56 Extensions will always be compiled against this PHP. Please install them using –without-homebrew-php to enable compiling against system PHP.

✩✩✩✩ PHP CLI ✩✩✩✩

If you wish to swap the PHP you use on the command line, you should add the following to ~/.bashrc, ~/.zshrc, ~/.profile or your shell’s equivalent configuration file:

  export PATH="$(brew --prefix homebrew/php/php56)/bin:$PATH"

✩✩✩✩ FPM ✩✩✩✩

To launch php-fpm on startup: mkdir -p ~/Library/LaunchAgents cp /usr/local/opt/php56/homebrew.mxcl.php56.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents/ launchctl load -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.php56.plist

The control script is located at /usr/local/opt/php56/sbin/php56-fpm

OS X 10.8 and newer come with php-fpm pre-installed, to ensure you are using the brew version you need to make sure /usr/local/sbin is before /usr/sbin in your PATH:


You may also need to edit the plist to use the correct “UserName”.

Please note that the plist was called ‘homebrew-php.josegonzalez.php56.plist’ in old versions of this formula.

To have launchd start homebrew/php/php56 at login: ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/php56/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents Then to load homebrew/php/php56 now: launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.php56.plist