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how to enable process control extension (PCNTL) in PHP MAMP?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I have MAMP and I need to enable -pcntl on my current MAMP installation.
How can I do so?

Thanks for your help.

How to&Answers:

There is a way of compiling PCNTL as an extension and linking it in to an existing PHP build, but it’s a bit in-depth.

I’m doing the following on Mac OSX Snow Leopard (64bit), with MAMP and PHP version 5.3.6. Remember to change PHP version numbers in the following lines if yours is different!

Please note that make is required, which isn’t installed by default on Mac OSX. You need to install this via Mac developer tools, http://developer.apple.com/unix/

First, download a tar of the PHP source code that matches the version you are using in MAMP (e.g. mine is 5.3.6), which you can do at http://www.php.net/releases/. Untar and CD to php-[version]/ext/pcntl, e.g.:

$ wget http://museum.php.net/php5/php-5.3.6.tar.gz
$ tar xvf php-5.3.6.tar.gz
$ cd php-5.3.6/ext/pcntl

You then need to run phpize in the pcntl directory, which is a binary file that comes with MAMP:

pcntl$ /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.3.6/bin/phpize

This creates a bunch of files that are needed for preparing a extension for compiling.

We now need to add some flags to tell it to compile the library with dual 32bit and 64bit architecture, as the MAMP PHP has been built this way. If you don’t do this, the compiled shared objects won’t work.

pcntl$ MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.6
pcntl$ CFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64 -g -Os -pipe -no-cpp-precomp"
pcntl$ CCFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64 -g -Os -pipe"
pcntl$ CXXFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64 -g -Os -pipe"
pcntl$ LDFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64 -bind_at_load"
pcntl$ export CFLAGS CXXFLAGS LDFLAGS CCFLAGS MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET

We can then run ./configure and make to build our shared object:

pcntl$ ./configure
pcntl$ make

This puts a file called pcntl.so in the modules directory. Copy this file to your MAMP’s PHP extensions directory:

pcntl$ cp modules/pcntl.so /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.3.6/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/

Finally, edit the PHP INI file to include the extension:

$ echo "extension=pcntl.so" >> /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.3.6/conf/php.ini

PCNTL should now be enabled. To check to see whether it has been added, just run:

$ /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.3.6/bin/php --ri pcntl

pcntl

pcntl support => enabled

If you see that, it’s worked! If anything has gone wrong you can just remove the pcntl.so file from the MAMP PHP extensions directory and remove the INI setting, and try again.

Answer:

If you have ‘brew’ installed on your MAC then you should be able to do:

brew install php53-pcntl

I am no expert on MAMP though.

==== EDIT ====
(In response to being down voted)

Ian-Lewiss-MacBook-Pro:~ ianlewis$ brew install php53-pcntl
Warning: php53-pcntl-5.3.25 already installed

Ian-Lewiss-MacBook-Pro:~ ianlewis$ brew info php53-pcntl
php53-pcntl: stable 5.3.25
http://php.net/manual/en/book.pcntl.php
/usr/local/Cellar/php53-pcntl/5.3.23 (3 files, 32K)
  Built from source
/usr/local/Cellar/php53-pcntl/5.3.25 (3 files, 32K) *
  Built from source
https://github.com/josegonzalez/homebrew-php/commits/master/Formula/php53-pcntl.rb
==> Dependencies
Build: autoconf
Required: php53
==> Options
--without-config-file
    Do not add ext-pcntl.ini to /usr/local/etc/php/5.3/conf.d
--without-homebrew-php
    Ignore homebrew PHP and use default instead
==> Caveats
To finish installing pcntl for PHP 5.3:
  * /usr/local/etc/php/5.3/conf.d/ext-pcntl.ini was created,
    do not forget to remove it upon extension removal.
  * Restart your webserver.
  * Write a PHP page that calls "phpinfo();"
  * Load it in a browser and look for the info on the pcntl module.
  * If you see it, you have been successful!

Answer:

Just to make my life easier I made a script from the other post. I used it to add extensions pcntl, sysvmsg, sysvshm, sysvsem and others to MAMP. To use cd to the extension directory or pass the directory as an argument to the script. Example ./addExtension.sh php-5.3.6/ext/pcntl

#!/bin/bash
DIR=$1
MAMP_PHP=$2
if [ -z "$DIR" ]
then
  DIR=`pwd`
fi

if [ -z "$MAMP_PHP" ]
then
  MAMP_PHP='/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.3.6'
fi

EXTENSION=${DIR##*/}

echo Extension: $EXTENSION  

cd $DIR

eval "${MAMP_PHP}/bin/phpize"


MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.6
CFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64 -g -Os -pipe -no-cpp-precomp"
CCFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64 -g -Os -pipe"
CXXFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64 -g -Os -pipe"
LDFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64 -bind_at_load"
export CFLAGS CXXFLAGS LDFLAGS CCFLAGS MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET

./configure
make

cp modules/${EXTENSION}.so "${MAMP_PHP}/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/"

PHP_INI_PATH="${MAMP_PHP}/conf/php.ini"
sed -e "/extension=${EXTENSION}.so/ d" $PHP_INI_PATH > TMP
mv TMP $PHP_INI_PATH
echo "extension=${EXTENSION}.so" >> $PHP_INI_PATH

eval "${MAMP_PHP}/bin/php --ri ${EXTENSION}"

Answer:

I solved the problem by using MacPorts.

Ran the command:

sudo port install php5-pcntl

Answer:

I found some slightly different instructions that worked for Yosemite and Mamp using php 5.6.2.
Instructions were found here:
https://www.flynsarmy.com/2015/01/get-artisan-tinker-working-osx-10-mamp/

wget http://museum.php.net/php5/php-5.6.2.tar.gz
tar -xzvf php-5.6.2.tar.gz
mv php-5.6.2 php
mkdir -p /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.6.2/include
mv php /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.6.2/include

cd /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.6.2/include/php
./configure

MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.10
CFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64 -g -Os -pipe -no-cpp-precomp"
CCFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64 -g -Os -pipe"
CXXFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64 -g -Os -pipe"
LDFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64 -bind_at_load"
export CFLAGS CXXFLAGS LDFLAGS CCFLAGS MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET

cd ext/pcntl
phpize
./configure
make
cp modules/pcntl.so /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.6.2/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20131226

Answer:

  1. download php from https://www.php.net/releases/
  2. tar -xzvf php-7.3.8.tar.gz (We will name the outputed folder PhpSrcFolder)
  3. Make sure you’ve got the MAMP bin directory in your path => echo $PATH. You’ll need the extra tools it has in order to do this. (Skip to step 5 if you already have mamp’s bin in you $PATH)
  4. you can add mamp’s bin to your path as follow, we first grep the version of php’s used by mamp from ~/.profile (PS: Mamp add alias to php in the latter), then we add the mamp bin to PATH in accordance with the version used.

export PHP_VERSION=grep "alias php" ~/.profile | cut -d"/" -f6 | cut -c4-

# point to your php.ini folder to use the same php setting

export PHPRC=”/Library/Application Support/appsolute/MAMP PRO/conf/”

export PATH=/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php$PHP_VERSION/bin:$PATH

PS: close and reopen terminal

  1. Copy PhpSrcFolder/ext/pcntl to /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php7.3.8/include/php/ext/pcntl

  2. Go into /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php7.3.8/include/php/ext/pcntl and then run the phpize command. Note that you’ll also need to have Xcode and related tools installed.

  3. You should then be able to run ./configure && make && make install. This will build the extension in /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php7.3.8/include/php/ext/pcntl/modules/pcntl.so, copy it and paste it in /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php7.3.8/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20180731/pcntl.so

  4. Now, edit the php.ini and enable the module like you would any of the other extensions. get path of php.ini loaded by runing which phpfor me its : /Library/Application Support/appsolute/MAMP PRO/conf/php7.3.8.ini and recheck that it has the pcntl extension:

[pcntl]

extension=pcntl.so