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Mirosław Filip
Thx @morozov, I'll have a look at it tomorrow
Mirosław Filip
@morozov I tried to follow up on what you suggested with but I'm not sure how to change build-time switches like -std=c++11 just for php-intl. Any ideas?
Jakob Wedemeyer
hi guys, does anyone have a fix for checking for cURL 7.10.5 or greater... configure: error: cURL version 7.10.5 or later is required to compile php with cURL support while i have 7.29.0 installed?
if I switch to a certain version. I should be able to use mysql as long as the mysql and pdo variant is included right?
weird that when I switch to php7, replace the module in httpd. I can't seem to connect to my database
Sergei Morozov
@kapitanluffy what kind of error do you get when trying to connect?
"cannot connect to server" in phpmyadmin and "file not found" when creating a PDO object with 2002 mysql error
Sergei Morozov
@kapitanluffy If you're connecting to localhost, then most likely the problem is incorrectly configured socket path. See mysqli.default_socket or pdo_mysql.default_socket. Make sure the path is correct or try using as the host instead of localhost.
@morozov yeah noticed that the default sockt is undefined https://imgur.com/a/jI0jEAB ..is there any configs that i should pass?
this is my install command
phpbrew install -j $(nproc) --stdout --name=php70 7.0 +default +gd +apxs2 +pdo +mysql +sqlite +openssl=/usr -- --with-libdir=lib64 --with-gd --with-pdo-mysql
Hi all, I'm just starting to understand phpbrew concept.
My question is: can I install phpbrew with an existing PHP version?
If yes phpbrew can manage this version as the phpbrew installed versions?
Sergei Morozov

My question is: can I install phpbrew with an existing PHP version?

You'll have to have an existing PHP before you start using PhpBrew because it's written in PHP.

If yes phpbrew can manage this version as the phpbrew installed versions?

PhpBrew cannot manage the system PHP version. You can only switch PhpBrew off to start using the PHP version.

Hi Sergei, many thanks for your support.
I have installed phpbrew, not easely but I success with many effort.
Now I had the PHP version used by phpbrew , I add 5.6.21, 7.0 & 7.2.9 all installation succeed.
It seems to be OK, when I run:
phpbrew use 7.2.9 or
phpbrew use 5.6.21
an error message:
php version: php-7.2.9 not exists.
I run:
phpbrew list
  • (system)
an idea ?
phpbrew on
Sergei Morozov
@FrancoFasano you need to specify the build name completely, not just the version. E.g. phpbrew use 7.2.9-dev. The reason is that there may be multiple builds of the same version.
Make sure you use shell completion (see phpbrew bash or phpbrew zsh). This way, you won't have to keep all build names in mind.
OK I run the <code>phpbrew use 7.2.9-dev</code> and all seems to be OK
<code> php -v
PHP 7.2.9 (cli) (built: Aug 25 2018 21:27:11) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies </code>
Now I check with phpinfo.php the server version and the result is:
PHP 5.6.21
The version running on server is 7.2.9 and the version checked on web site with phpinfo is 5.6.21 the initial version installed on my server.
An idea ?
So I find that I dont build php version with +apxs2 variant.
now I rebuild 7.2.9-dev with +apxs2 and I found new .so file here:
Sergei Morozov
@FrancoFasano correct, you'd have to compile the Apache module as well. Personally, I find it much more convenient to use php-fpm instead of a module. This way, your single Apache instance can use multiple PHP backends for different URLs (e.g. you can test the same website with multiple PHP versions depending on the hostname).
Many thanks @morozov for your suggestions.
so i rebuilded phpbrew version with +fpm but i let +aspx2
phpbrew --debug install --stdout 7.0 as 7.0-dev +default +intl +apxs2 +fpm -- --with-libdir=lib64
All runned succesfully until phpbrew fpm start, but phpbrew start gives the error:
Starting php-fpm...
[28-Aug-2018 14:01:22] NOTICE: [pool www] 'user' directive is ignored when FPM is not running as root
[28-Aug-2018 14:01:22] NOTICE: [pool www] 'group' directive is ignored when FPM is not running as root
Dou you have any ideas how to fix it?
Sergei Morozov
Personally, I comment those lines out and run php-fpm as my own local users (it's not the best way to run the server but there are reasons). I think you can run it as root and it will re-spawn itself as www-data.
Stavros Kefaleas
I can't get phpbrew to run automatically at startup
Whenever I tried to run a phpbrew command from a startup script it automatically overwrites itself with a connection error
Stavros Kefaleas
any ideas?
For PHP-5.3+ versions, "Building intl 64-bit fails on OS X, how can I deal with this problem?
Markus Podar

Hi! First time wanna be user of phpbrew here. Only used php from brew so far.
I thought phpbrew works similar in providing pre-compiled binaries for OSX alas I was wrong, I learned that :-)

I tried to compile the 7.2 version and get an error that libxml was missing but I've it installed via brew and also ensured that the brew path is define ..

I just, I'm not sure if I'm doing something fundamentally wrong? I thought phpbrew takes away the work of figuring these things out (dependencies, proper set up upfront, all the little requirements), otherwise it feels not so much different then trying to compile PHP from source…

Sorry maybe I just got off the wrong foot, would appreciate some insights.

Main reason is I want to try 7.4 beta on OSX but I couldn't find that version either 🤷‍♀️

Hello Guys. What did happen with phpbrew - why does PHPBREW_ROOT is empty? So i see the error message "mkdir: argument is missing" on every terminal start?
Deep Swaroop Sachan
Hello guys, I have a weird situation. I am using ubuntu 18.04, which showing phpbrew path but apache is not getting those configuration still using default php.
hi guys I need some help with phpbrew on ubuntu 18.04
I was able to build php 5.3.29 fine but I keep getting ??? as output after installing dbx
Hello Guys, How to set the zsh completion? I can't find any doc about it in github.
Carl Parrish

I'm trying to run a website using PHP 7.1 (7.4 installed by default). It took a while but I finally got 7.1 installed system-wide using

phpbrew install 7.1 +default +mysql  +openssl=shared -- --with-libdir=lib64

I suspect this build doesn't include php-fpm which I'm thinking I'm going to need for Nginx to access 7.1
Does anyone have a link to a cookbook recipe of getting Nginx to recognize the version of PHP in phpbrew?

Carl Parrish

So what I ended up doing.

phpbrew install 7.1 +default +mysql  +fpm +openssl=shared -- --with-libdir=lib64

Seems to have worked for building fpm though I seemed to have some issues with system. after working that out though now I'm running

phpbrew fpm start
Carl Parrish
 [php:7.1.33-phpbrew]\n$ phpbrew use php-7.1.33
[php:7.1.33-phpbrew]\n$ phpbrew fpm start
Starting php-fpm...
[php:7.1.33-phpbrew]\n$ phpbrew fpm test
[14-Jul-2020 01:26:05] NOTICE: configuration file /root/.phpbrew/php/php-7.1.33/etc/php-fpm.conf test is successful
Sem Schilder
hi, I would like to install php 7.1 but i'm getting:
php-7.1.33/include -I/Users/xvilo/.phpbrew/build/php-7.1.33/main -I/Users/xvilo/.phpbrew/build/php-7.1.33 -I/Users/xvilo/.phpbrew/build/php-7.1.33/ext/date/lib -I/usr/local/Cellar/libxml2/2.9.10_1/include/libxml2 -I/usr/local/opt/zlib//include -I/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX.sdk/usr/include -I/Users/xvilo/.phpbrew/build/php-7.1.33/TSRM -I/Users/xvilo/.phpbrew/build/php-7.1.33/Zend  -I/usr/local/opt/zlib/include -no-cpp-precomp  -g -O2 -fvisibility=hidden -DZEND_SIGNALS   -c /Users/xvilo/.phpbrew/build/php-7.1.33/main/reentrancy.c -o main/reentrancy.lo 
/Users/xvilo/.phpbrew/build/php-7.1.33/main/reentrancy.c:139:23: error: too few arguments to function call, expected 3, have 2
        readdir_r(dirp, entry);
        ~~~~~~~~~            ^
/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX.sdk/usr/include/dirent.h:110:1: note: 'readdir_r' declared here
int readdir_r(DIR *, struct dirent *, struct dirent **) __DARWIN_INODE64(readdir_r);
1 error generated.
make: *** [main/reentrancy.lo] Error 1
2 replies
does anyone know what to do?