A Mac is set up to do web development out of the box, but I decided to build PHP 5 and MySQL 5 from source for a number of reasons. I prefer to use PHP’s PDO wrapper in my data access layer, not those database specific
mysql_* functions. So I followed the instructions at HiveLogic and others.
But when I updated my Mac OS X to 10.5.3 I lost the MySQL PDO configuration. This had also happened when I installed previous 10.5 updates. Fortunately I had kept my configuration in a script. So if you too want to re-configure the PHP PDO for MySQL on your Mac, here is what to do.
Open terminal and
cd to you php directory. then run
'./configure' \ '--prefix=/Users/matt/php' '--with-xsl=/usr' \ '--with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs' '--with-ldap=/usr' \ '--with-kerberos=/usr' '--enable-cli' \ '--with-zlib-dir=/usr' '--enable-trans-sid' \ '--with-xml' '--enable-exif' '--enable-ftp' \ '--enable-mbstring' '--enable-mbregex' \ '--enable-dbx' '--enable-sockets' \ '--with-iodbc=/usr' '--with-curl=/usr' \ '--with-config-file-path=/etc' \ '--sysconfdir=/private/etc' \ '--with-pdo' \ '--with-pdo-mysql=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config' \ '--with-mysql=/usr/local/mysql' \ '--with-mysql-sock=/tmp/mysql.sock' \ '--with-openssl' '--with-xmlrpc' \ '--without-pear' \ '--with-soap'
You might want to put that mouthful in a shell script and call it something witty like
config-php-pdo.sh. Now run:
sudo make install
Now you should be able to restart apache (from either the command line or from System Preferences > Sharing panel) but that has not worked for me. I had to restart the OS.