Valetplus installation on Mac Catalina: fix No releases available for package pecl.php.net/apcu
Valetplus is a great development enironment. Running on Nginx, PHP, DnsMasq, Mailhog, Mysql or MariaDB, Redis and Elastic Search, it is a pretty complete off-the-shelf complete setup out-of-the-box. Easily switching between PHP versions and Valet's small footprint are just a few of the benefits.
Hover, the current version is not offcially compatible with Mac OS Catalina. Which is a shame, because you can run install and run it on a clean Catalina install, if you get around a few caveats. I faced two errors:
- No releases available for package "pecl.php.net/apcu"
- Setting password for root user failed.
Here's how I fixed them.
No releases available for package "pecl.php.net/apcu"
PECL packages need a proper openssl setup. PHP looks for openssl in /usr/local/etc/openssl. But Valetplus installs it in /email@example.com.
## Create a symlink to the installed openssl
ln -s /firstname.lastname@example.org /usr/local/etc/openssl
## Install Valet again. In my case, with MariaDB
valet install --with-mariadb
## Start Valet
Setting password for root user failed
After Valet properly installed, I could not connect to MySQL. Bummer.
ERROR 1698 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'.
I got around this by running mysql_secure_installation and setting the root password explicitely.
## Set the password for user root explicitely.
## Follow the steps on the screen
## Change the root password? Yes
## Remove anonymous users? Yes
## Disallow root login remotely? Yes
## Remove test database and access to it? Yes
## Reload privilege tables now? Yes
After this, you can log into mysql like normal, using you new password:
mysql -u root -p