# Compile PHP Modules

Compiling PHP modules in ServBay is a common task, and here are some steps and environment settings to ensure successful compilation of PHP modules. Follow these steps:

# Environment Preparation

Make sure you have Xcode and macOS compilation tools installed. You can use the following command to install them:

xcode-select --install

# Set Environment Variables

Before compiling PHP modules, you need to set some environment variables so that the compilation process can correctly link ServBay's libraries and header files. Run the following commands to add environment variables:

export CFLAGS="-Qunused-arguments -O3 -mmacosx-version-min=12.00 -arch x86_64 -target x86_64-apple-macos12.00"
export LDFLAGS="-Wl,-rpath -Wl,/Applications/ServBay/package/common/lib -L/Applications/ServBay/package/common/lib -L/Applications/ServBay/package -mmacosx-version-min=12.00 -arch x86_64 -target x86_64-apple-macos12.00"
export CPPFLAGS="-I/Applications/ServBay/package/common/include"
export CXXFLAGS="-Qunused-arguments -O3 -mmacosx-version-min=12.00 -arch x86_64 -target x86_64-apple-macos12.00"
export PATH="/Applications/ServBay/package/bin:/Applications/ServBay/package/sbin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/Library/Apple/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin"

# Start Compilation

Once the environment is prepared, you can proceed with the compilation process for PHP modules. Typically, this includes the following steps:

  1. Download the source code for the PHP module.
  2. Enter the source code directory.
  3. Run the phpize command to initialize the build environment.
  4. Run ./configure to configure compilation options.
  5. Run make to compile.
  6. Run make install to install the module.
  7. Load modules in php.ini.

Please note that specific steps may vary depending on the module, so refer to the documentation for the PHP module you are compiling for detailed guidance.

By following these steps, you should be able to successfully compile and install PHP modules, making them usable in ServBay.

# Compile Module for Specific PHP Version

If you need to compile a module for a specific version of PHP, you can use the respective versions of phpize and php-config. Here are example steps for compiling a module for PHP 7.3:

# Use Specific Versions of phpize and php-config

  1. Initialize the build environment using phpize for PHP 7.3:

  2. Configure compilation options using php-config for PHP 7.3:

    ./configure --with-php-config=/Applications/ServBay/bin/php-config-7.3

Make sure to replace the version numbers in the above commands with the PHP version you want to use and correctly add other configuration parameters.

# Continue Compilation Steps

Continue with the generic compilation steps, which may include:

  1. Run make to compile.

  2. Run make install to install the module.

Ensure you follow the module's documentation, as specific steps may vary.

By following these steps, you should be able to successfully compile a module for a specific version of PHP, making it usable in ServBay.

Last Updated: 11/23/2023