Hi there dev,
It is no gain saying that debugging is a huge part of coding. You probably spend more time fixing bugs than you do writing the actual code. I currently write PHP for my server side development, and had to install XDebug to help out with debugging my code.
First of, I will like to say a big thank you to the developers who have made this great tool free and open source. So please support XDebug. For the culture.
I know there are lots of resources online that already explain this process, but most i have seen could not comprehensively walk me through. So, here is what i did.
I had PHP, Laravel and Vscode already installed. According to the docs at linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-xdebug-on-re.., i needed to install php-devel and php-pear. So i did
sudo dnf install php-devel php-pear
As usual, the sudo command would prompt for Admin password whenever you use it. So I typed it in and it installed all necessary stuff for me.
Next, I install XDebug using PECL using the command
pecl install xdebug
if that doesn't work try adding sudo, like,
sudo pecl install xdebug
That should work fine.
Next, I had to configure PHP to use XDebug. To do this, I created a configuration file for XDebug with the /etc/php.d with the name 30-xdebug.ini, this command worked it all out.
Next, you need to put in the configuration, so i did,
and pasted the following configurations,
zend_extension="/usr/lib64/php/modules/xdebug.so" xdebug.remote_log="/tmp/xdebug.log" xdebug.profiler_enable = 1 xdebug.remote_enable=on xdebug.remote_port=9000 xdebug.remote_autostart=0 xdebug.remote_connect_back=on xdebug.idekey=editor-xdebug
Used CTRL+O to write out of nano and CTRL+X to exit. Then I restarted my computer.
After installing xdebug, I needed to use it in VSCode, so I already installed PHP debug by Felix Becker. Great tool. With that I could see this when I click the debug tab
And then I decided to do some configuration changes in VSCode by clicking on the debug tab and then 'Add configurations' as shown below
This opened the 'launch.json' file
I didn't need to change anything, the settings worked just fine.
Finally, I had to edit the .bashrc file located at ~/.bashrc to input the Xdebug config as mentioned at tighten.co/blog/configure-vscode-to-debug-p.. I did this using the command,
sudo nano ~/.bashrc
Then I entered this at the end of the file
Used CTRL+O to write out of nano and CTRL+X to exit.
Then you can run
And that was it!
Debug on my friends!