XDebug, Komodo, and the Acquia Drupal Stack Installer

The Acquia Drupal Stack installer for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) has been released, and it’s pretty cool (works on 10.5 Leopard, too, of course). I’m now using it as my primary development environment, replacing MAMP. In this article I show how you can configure the stack installer to use XDebug for step through debugging. I do so using Komodo IDE, but the steps I follow will help you with Eclipse or any other IDE that supports XDebug. I also install a Firefox plugin called XDebug Helper that makes the whole debugging experience smoothe and sweet.

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Posted on by Caleb G (not verified).

Killer! Getting Komodo debugging working is what has been my holdup from switching from MAMP to DAMP.

And fyi, Snow Leopard is Mac OS X 10.6 not 10.5 as mentioned at the top of the article. Am assuming that is a typo and that DAMP is now 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard) compatible?

Posted on by Robert Douglass.

Fixed (clarified) the Mac OS X version detail. The stack works on both Leopard and Snow Leopard.

Robert Douglass
Senior Drupal Advisor, Acquia

Posted on by Chris Shattuck.

Thanks for tweeting this, guys, it might be the thing that gets me to actually try the Stack installer!


Posted on by Dan Katz.

How do we get this working with the Windows version of DAMP, Komodo and XDebug?

Komodo doesn't seem to like the php exe bundled with the DAMP installer.

Thanks in advance.

Posted on by Robert Douglass.

Dan, I noticed this too. I realized after I wrote the article that I still had Komodo pointing to the MAMP php executable. I don't have a solution for this as I don't know why Komodo won't accept the DAMP php executable.

Robert Douglass
Senior Drupal Advisor, Acquia