Symfony2 requires at least PHP 5.3.2. If your Mac is not ready, you can follow these instructions.
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.