Today I needed to use Zend Framework on my iMac’s local web server, so here’s how I installed it.
I prefer using subversion where possible to download any open source projects, and since Zend have an svn repository available I decided to use that.
sudo svn co http://framework.zend.com/svn/framework/standard/branches/release-1.7/library/ /usr/lib/php/libraries/zend-framework-1.7/
This will follow the latest updates to version 1.7 – you can simply run svn update anytime a minor version is released.
You can then include this in any of your projects with:
set_include_path( get_include_path().PATH_SEPARATOR. '/usr/lib/php/libraries/zend-framework-1.7/');
Although I’ve gone through these steps on my OS X Leopard workstation, they would also work equally well on other Unix / Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Centos, Fedora etc..