After upgrading to OSX Mavericks today I discovered my PHP 5.5 install (via homebrew) to be broken, which is pretty much par for the course after upgrading OSX. After a short moment of anger I started to work on fixing the issue, which I have documented below for everyone else's benefit:
- After installing OSX Mavericks upgrade, install the latest XCode from the AppStore (5.0.1 as of the time of writing)
- Open XCode and accept the end user license agreement (or run
xcodebuild -licensefrom your terminal)
- Install the latest command line tools from XCode by running
- Update brew to the latest version with
- Check your system health with
brew doctorand fix any missing links, it should not report any issues with XCode
- Upgrade all of your brew packages with
During the last step, if you receive any error messages like...
dependency was built with the following C++ standard library: libstdc++
...then you need to re-compile that dependency with brew by running
brew uninstall <dependency-name> && brew install <dependency-name>
brew upgrade until you have re-compiled all of your dependencies. Personally I only came across 5 or 6 dependencies that needed to be re-compiled.
Upgrading your OSX install will mean you lose your
http.conf that you customise to use the homebrew PHP install (or anything else that is an Apache module installed via homebrew). You will need to change the
LoadModule calls used in the
http.conf to point at your freshly upgraded homebrew packages.