Install & enable xDebug with PHP v7.2 in Mac OSX

Checkout how to install xDebug with pecl on your MacOSX

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Install xDebug with pecl

  • Step # 01

pecl install xdebug

If encountered with error?

which pecl

its located at :

cd /usr/local/Cellar/php/7.2.6/

if you look in this directory, there’s a pecl symlink, simply remove and try installing it again.

rm -rf pecl

Perform step 1 now.

It should now install fine without any errors.

  • Step # 02

Bu default, xDebug extension added to your php.ini file but we need to add complete path for xDebug to make it work.

locate your php.ini

php --ini
subl /usr/local/etc/php/7.2/php.ini
  • Step # 03

Add the extension in php.ini


  • Step # 04

Restart your server, in my case, Its valet.

valet restart

It should restart without any warnings or errors. Cheers.