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Install XAMPP Memcache Extension OSX 10.10 Yosemite

January 22, 2015

1. Try to install Memcache

$ sudo /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin/pecl install memcache

If you got an error:

Cannot find autoconf. Please check your autoconf installation and the
$PHP_AUTOCONF environment variable. Then, rerun this script.

ERROR: `phpize' failed

Download autoconf via cURL

$ curl > autoconf.tar.gz

Extract it

$ tar -xvzf autoconf.tar.gz

Go to subfolder, and execute it

check the version folder by view listing ls command

$ cd autoconf-2.69
$ ./configure
$ sudo make && sudo make install
$ export PHP_AUTOCONF=/usr/local/bin/autoconf

2. Add Memcache Extension in php.ini file

$ sudo nano /Applications/XAMMP/etc/php.ini

add extension=“” on the extension section, save it using control+x , choose Yes.

And then restart apache

3. Install Memcached for Mac

check if this already installed or not

$ memcached

If it’s not yet installed, install from homebrew

$ brew install memcached

Start Memcached

memcached -d

Stop Memcached

see the proc id by this command:

ps -ef | grep memcached

and use kill followed the proc id

kill [number proc id]


Thanks to Redjaru