Pietro Passarelli

Php - installing Laravel MVC Framework

Following a long the Lynda.com Essential Training Laravel 4 I found that the given instruction to install laravel did not work for me.

I found some that did in this blog post, I think it was mostly due to the fact that on lynda.com they refer you to another course on installing the php stack, and if you don’t have php 5.6 previous versions require mycript laravel dependencie to be installed separatly, and that turned out to be rather tedius.

So here is a short step by stem that worked for me on OS X Yosemite.

1.Install Composer

Install composer to then install php laravel.

using curl in terminal

 curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php

To user composer globally, you’ll need to move it to it’s own folder in user local bin.

sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

phar stands for php archive, and we are creating the composer folder as part of this comand. You’ll be prompted for password.

2.install php 5.6

curl -s http://php-osx.liip.ch/install.sh | bash -s 5.6

this installs new php 5.6, which comes with mycript which you will need for laravel.

add this to .bash_profile to tell the system where you installed the new PHP.

vim .bash_profile

and then write the followin in .bash_profile which tells your system which php to use:

#PHP location
export PATH=/usr/local/php5/bin:$PATH

restart terminal.

3.test laravel

to setup a new laravel project

composer create-project laravel/laravel=4.2.0 /Users/urUserName/Desktop/laravelTest --prefer-dist

where /Users/yourUserName/Desktop/laravelTest is the path where you want your project folder to be.

and finally to launch laravel, cd into that folder and run from terminal:

php artisan serve