So I had some problems installing php55 on my mac and here is the summary of the solution because if you are not working on php55 you are missing on stuff:
My machine had php54 but this one other had php53 from somewhere:
➜ ~ php --version PHP 5.3.15 with Suhosin-Patch (cli) (built: Dec 9 2012 19:32:02) Copyright (c) 1997-2012 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2012 Zend Technologies
I started to update and upgrade the formulas. You should have josegonzales tapped on your brew and even till/till too i think for those using tidy library:
➜ ~ brew update ➜ ~ brew upgrade
If you have php54 installed before you would need to remove it before proceeding:
➜ ~ brew remove php54 ➜ ~ brew install php55
You should get something like:
Warning: Could not link php55. Unlinking... Error: The `brew link` step did not complete successfully The formula built, but is not symlinked into /usr/local You can try again using `brew link php55'
Then after trying this:
➜ ~ brew link php55 Linking /usr/local/Cellar/php55/5.5.1... Warning: Could not link php55. Unlinking... Error: Could not symlink file: /usr/local/Cellar/php55/5.5.1/bin/phpize Target /usr/local/bin/phpize already exists. You may need to delete it. To force the link and overwrite all other conflicting files, do: brew link --overwrite formula_name To list all files that would be deleted: brew link --overwrite --dry-run formula_name
If you have problems because of the symlinks php54 created to the bin executable folders you may need to sudo rm some of the links as brew will tell you which to remove. Just follow the instructions to do this and do:
➜ ~ sudo rm /usr/local/bin/phpize ➜ ~ brew link --overwrite --dry-run php55
And it works:
➜ ~ brew link --override php55 Linking /usr/local/Cellar/php55/5.5.1... 486 symlinks created ➜ ~ chmod -R ug+w /usr/local/Cellar/php55/5.5.1/lib/php ➜ ~ pear config-set php_ini /usr/local/etc/php/5.5/php.ini
Make sure your ~/.batch_profile or other contains:
PATH="$(brew --prefix josegonzalez/php/php55)/bin:$PATH"
➜ ~ sudo pico ~/.bash_profile ➜ ~ source ~/.bash_profile ➜ ~ php --version PHP 5.5.1 (cli) (built: Aug 9 2013 12:19:47) Copyright (c) 1997-2013 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.5.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2013 Zend Technologies
Hope you are now php55 ready! Encouragements and as always please check and support me by buying the Lean Book on Symfony2 Ecommerce I am writing! Thanks again!
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