How to setup PHP Xdebug in Mac OSX 10.9 mavericks

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As a php developer , most of the when u get an error and want to know little deep info and want to debug exact problem then xdebug extension comes handy . in this guide i will show you how to install xdebug in Mac ( 10.9 with php 5.4 ) .

My Dev Environment

  1. Mac OS 10.9.1
  2. PHP 5.4 ( inbuilt )
  3. Xcode

clone git repo :

git clone
cd xdebug
./configure --enable-xdebug

it will compile and create module directory inside current location
Copy Modules Directory to php extensions directory

cp -r modules/  /usr/local/xdebug

now open your php.ini file , and add this line en the end

zend_extension= /usr/local/xdebug/

then restart webserver

sudo apachectl restart

now create a file  with  phpinfo() function and see xdebug is listed or not.

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