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David Carr
David Carr

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Upgrade PHP 7.4 with Homebrew

PHP 7.4 came out this week, so it's time to upgrade!

On Mac, Homebrew makes the whole process painless.

First, run an update on Homebrew:

brew update

You will see any tabs available if you've updated recently then its likely you'll only see:

Updated 1 tap (homebrew/core).
==> New Formulae

Next upgrade PHP:

brew upgrade php

This will upgrade PHP to the latest version, which at this moment is PHP 7.4

To verify your PHP version run:

php -v

Then you should see:

PHP 7.4.0 (cli) (built: Nov 29 2019 16:18:44) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.4.0, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v7.4.0, Copyright (c), by Zend Technologies

That's all there is to it!

Discussion (3)

kp profile image

I see this error:

$ brew upgrade php
Error: php not installed

Any ideas?

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Roland "Akio" Salunga

Have you tried installing it first? Try running brew install php

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Petr Nguyen • Edited on

I setup fresh Mac OS with Catalina version. I need setup alias

alias php="/usr/local/bin/php"

I agree guide line of you work fine when upgrade Mac Os to Catalina version.