I am trying to get apache/php to recognize the path to my git. I have been researching and looking in all corners of the web and cannot find how to do this. Basically, no matter what I try, when I run
echo phpinfo(); the
Apache Environment path does not change from
/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin. And when I run
system('echo $PATH'); in PHP, it reads the same.
- Mac OSX (Lion)
- Apache 2 (running as _www)
- PHP 5.3.6
Here is what I have tried editing so far:
Nothing I have tried so far has changed the
$PATH variable. Any ideas?
So here is the final solution. I edited the
<key>EnvironmentVariables</key> <dict> <key>PATH</key> <string>/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/git/bin</string> </dict>
You can set the PATH environment variable in
More in the docs.
Did you update the PATH environment variable of user ‘_www’? Apache will read environment variables from the user runs itself. Or, it looks like you didn’t restart apache after updating PATH environment variable.
- Check out the older discussion :
And if you want to modify environment variable in PHP, getenv() and putenv() can be a better choice.
Important note for El Capitan (Apologies for the new answer – I don’t have enough Rep to comment)
On OSX 10.11, the /System/Library folder is protected, so the files can’t be edited.
You need to:
- Reboot into Recovery Mode (hold CMD + r after the startup sound)
- Once in recovery mode, go to Utilities > Terminal
- Reboot back into OSX – you should now be able to change the files
- Once done, go back to recovery mode and run
Hope that helps
for ubuntu server, in /etc/apache2/envvars,
for centos server, in /etc/sysconfig/httpd,
export PATH=<your php cli path>
and restart apache
A similar problem to what I was having installing Derby. The way I solved it was by opening TextEdit. Select File > Open at this point press Shift + Command + . , this will allow you to view all the documents. Head to the user directory and search for a file called “.profile” . Open it and add the export VARIABLE= Value line for example:
Save the document and restart your terminal to see if the changes went into affect.
I created this gist that helped me out from the information above:
My problem was that PHP was not finding a program that we had installed under /usr/local/bin. Once we did the above it all worked and played nice on mac osx.