Six months ago I tried to get Apache, PHP, MySQL and Symfony on my Mac OSX build, so that I could avoid using a CentOS based dev environment I was running in VMWare Fusion. After weeks of struggling with compiling apache, php and mysql I gave up and stuck with CentOS Linux.
Today I stumbled across the following two tutorials as a result of switching to the NetBeans IDE for my php development work. In short, using the free version of MAMP and by following the steps described in the second tutorial you can be up and running with Symfony dev environment on your Mac. ;)
- How to install MAMP, XDebug and configure both with NetBeans IDE – http://www.netbeans.org/
- How to install Symfony on Mac OSX with the help of MAMP – http://www.tech-recipes.com/