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How to install XDebug on OSX

As a follow-up on my previous post, this post explains how you can easily install XDebug on your OSX webdevelopment configuration, making your life as a developer a whole lot easier.

  1. If you haven’t done it already, read this post.
  2. Download the pre-compiled XDebug package from the website of ActiveState.
  3. Take the xdebug.so-file and put it in usr/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/
  4. Copy /etc/php.ini.default to /etc/php.ini (if it doesn’t already exist).
  5. It could be that the php.ini file is read only. In that case:
  6. Now edit the php.ini file and add the following at the bottom:
  7. Restart apache:

Done! You can now start debugging your PHP projects with your favorite IDE.

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One thought on “How to install XDebug on OSX”

  1. Marco Bax says:

    Goed artikel. bedankt!

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