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Installation of PHP 5.2.11 on MacOSX Snow Leopard with Oracle Instantclient

Posted on: October 18, 2009


Just install the package from mysql.com.


First install the Macport from macports.org. You also need the Apple developer tools to compile software. The developmentkit from apple ships with the wonderful gcc compiler ;-).

After you install macports ( a package management for MacOSX) you are able to install the needed libraries. Just execute the following commands:

sudo port install jpeg
sudo port install libpng
sudo port install freetype
sudo port install mcrypt
sudo port install libiconv
sudo port install cclient

Oracle Installation (Instantclient only):

Download the oracle client basic Version 10.2 and SDK 10.2 from the Oracle download page.
Move the extracted files to /opt/instantclient_10_2.

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/oracle/instantclient_10_2/sdk/include/:/opt/oracle/instantclient_10_2:.

cd /opt/instantclient_10_2
ln -s libclntsh.dylib.10.1 libclntsh.dylib
ln -s libclntsh.dylib libclntsh.so

export NLS_LANG=”American_America.UTF8″
export DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/instantclient_10_2

Download php 5.2.11 from php.net.
Extract the php sourcefile into a diretory.

./configure –prefix=/usr –with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs –with-ldap=/usr –with-kerberos=/usr –enable-cli –with-zlib-dir=/usr –enable-exif –enable-ftp –enable-mbstring –enable-mbregex –enable-sockets –with-iodbc=/usr –with-curl=/usr –with-config-file-path=/etc –sysconfdir=/private/etc –with-mysql-sock=/var/mysql –with-mysqli=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config –with-mysql=/usr/local/mysql –with-openssl=shared,/opt/local –with-xmlrpc –with-xsl=/usr –with-pear –with-libxml-dir=/usr –with-iconv=shared,/opt/local –with-pdo-mysql=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config –with-gd –with-jpeg-dir=/opt/local –with-png-dir=/opt/local –with-freetype-dir=/opt/local –with-mcrypt=/opt/local –with-imap=/opt/local –with-imap-ssl –enable-soap –with-oci8=instantclient,/opt/instantclient_10_2 –with-pdo-oci=instantclient,/opt/instantclient_10_2,

We have to edit the Makefile to run a successful compile.

nano Makefile
Edit the line with the EXTRA_LIBS = ….. stuff.
Add -lresolv to the line, save and exit the file.

After editing the Makefile we are able to compile the binaries. Just enter make to execute the compilation.

If make was successful we have to execute make install as superuser. The command sudo make install is our friend ;-).

We have to create the following directory and link the library to it. Don’t ask just the strange oraclestuff.
mkdir -p /b/32_216/rdbms/lib
ln -s /opt/instantclient_10_2/libclntsh.dylib.10.1 /b/32_216/rdbms/lib/

Apache configuration

The last modification we have to add is the initconfiguration of the apacheservice. We need some variables set in the runtime environment.

We will edit the /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist file like that or something similar for you locales.

nano /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist


<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC “-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN” “http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd”&gt;
<plist version=”1.0″>


I hope i was able to help you guys. If you have any question, don’t hesitate to contact me or post some comments.


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