And make sure Git is installed on your system.
Sandbox and generators
There are three ways to get the initial structure of a new Symfony2 project:
Currently, the recommended way is the Sandbox (Symfony Bootstrapper is still in development, undocumented and can be buggy).
Symfony2Project is an alternative created by Bertrand Zuchuat. You should give it a try.
Creating a new project with the Sandbox
To get the Sandbox, go in your development workspace and grab the source:
cd /path/to/your/workspace git clone https://github.com/symfony/symfony-sandbox.git
For example, my development workspace is
cd $HOME/Code/PHP git clone https://github.com/symfony/symfony-sandbox.git
Create a copy of the
symfony-sandbox folder with the name of your project:
cp -r symfony-sandbox project
For example, I name my project
cp -r symfony-sandbox sf2project
Fix some permissions for the
cd project chmod -R 777 app/cache chmod -R 777 app/logs
cd sf2project chmod -R 777 app/cache chmod -R 777 app/logs
Create a VirtualHost (instructions) with a similar configuration:
NameVirtualHost *:80 <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot "/absolute/path/to/your/project/web" ServerName project.localhost <Directory "/absolute/path/to/your/project/web"> Options Indexes FollowSymlinks AllowOverride All Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> ErrorLog "logs/project-error_log" CustomLog "logs/project-access_log" common </VirtualHost>
Example of my
NameVirtualHost *:80 <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot "/Users/gilles/Code/PHP/sf2project/web" ServerName sf2project.localhost <Directory "/Users/gilles/Code/PHP/sf2project/web"> Options Indexes FollowSymlinks AllowOverride All Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> ErrorLog "logs/sf2project-error_log" CustomLog "logs/sf2project-access_log" common </VirtualHost>
Restart the server.
Open your browser and go to the URL: http://project.localhost. You should see the “Congratulations” page.
To check if everything is correctly installed and configured, go the URL: http://project.localhost/check.php. If you see green everywhere, you won. Otherwise, fix any problem that it finds.