Help PHP/Apache, MAMP

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by macDonalds, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. macDonalds macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2007
    Let me preface this with: I'm coming from Windows, I know little about the unix dir structure and command line.

    I wanted to get Apache, PHP, and MySQL up and running. I understand maybe 2/3 if not all 3 are installed on the latest version of Mac Leopard - great. So I recently got a Macbook Pro and I'm trying to learn these technologies. I decide that I want to get the latest version of PHP. Long story short - I installed Macports, edited various configuration files from multiple Google searches and finally have tried MAMP; the problem is this: "php -v" at the command line shows version 5.2.9, which is the latest. However, phpinfo() shows 5.2.6.

    Any idea why this is happening and how I can correct it? Thanks.
  2. HomeBru Studios macrumors member

    HomeBru Studios

    Jun 4, 2008
    Mac OS comes with PHP as part of the standard package.
    MAMP installs its own version.
    You're "php -v" command is probably looking at the OS' copy of PHP and not the MAMP copy.

    Type 'which PHP' in a terminal window to show you where your OS copy is living (mine is in "/usr/bin/").
    MAMP's copy lives in "Applications > MAMP > bin > php5 > bin"

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