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Bertrand Mansion's Blog: PHP with Itnl and Gettext on OSX Lion

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 10 August 2011.
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Bertrand Mansion has a recent post to his blog looking at repairing missing functionality in the latest OS X update (Lion) with the intl extension and gettext (not installed by default).

Mac OSX Lion ships with PHP 5.3.6. [...] These are all very good solutions, but since I prefer to travel light and the version in Lion already comes with a lot of useful extensions, I preferred to go with it.

He shows how to update the default Lion PHP install to include some of the things he needed for his development including:

  • setting up the php.ini file
  • installing PEAR/PECL
  • installing the intl extension
  • and a hack to get gettext working (renaming a base function)