Installing Symfony with Homestead

Installing Symfony with Homestead

This method is really awesome as you are creating a VM that has all the necessary apps, like php latest version nginx etc, installed and ready for you to run laravel/symfony application.

Here I am just going to outline briefly the steps:

  • Add homestead box using vagrant for e.g. on terminal I went to sites the I issued the command: vagrant box add laravel/homestead. Or add –c if it gives errors
  • Then navigate where symphony folder then clone the homestead repo
cd ~
git clone Homestead
  • Go to Homestead directory then run

when this is run the Homestead.yaml file is create at ~/.Homestead. This is where you need to do the mapping between virtual machine and your machine.

File permission issues

If you get file permission then on ~/.homtead/Homestead.yaml change the mapping as follows:

    - map: /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/sites/symfony
      to: /var/www/sympfony
      type: "nfs"

this then will allow you to change permission to var/cache to 777

If you get this error;

No input file specified symfony

First do

php -i | grep "php.ini" to find where is located in my case at Loaded Configuration File => /etc/php/7.0/cli/php.ini and change cgi.fix_pathinfo=1

If you get his error:

unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock failed on log or 502 error

That means that you would needed to install php5-fpm, to do that type:

php5-fpm sudo apt-get install php5-fpm 

Installing symfony

sudo curl –LsS -o /usr/local/bin/symfony
sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/symfony
Installing composer globally
sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/symphony
sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Configure symphony

To be able to run /config.php you need to change web/config.php at this statement if (!inarray(@$SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'], as described at this link

Go to domain.local/config.php if you get an error to fix the time zone make sure to edit these two files:

sudo vi /etc/php/7.0/cli/php.ini
sudo vi /etc/php5/fpm/php.ini

after this you need to stop(halt) vagrant and start again then run this:

php -i | grep timezone

then you need to run this command to install and enable the intl extension:

sudo apt-get install php5-intl


To run application on dev mode change web/app.php on this line $kernel = new AppKernel('prod', false); Change the keyword ‘prod’ to ‘dev’.