Author Archives: michelle

Dealing With ‘no bash profile’ error when trying to run

I recently installed XAMPP, and Phalcon DevTools on a new MAC. When I tried to run ./ to verify it was installed correctly I received this error:

“no bash profile”

To fix this, I edited my .bash_profile file. I added these two lines to the top of the file:

export XAMPP_HOME=/Applications/XAMPP
export PATH=${XAMPP_HOME}/bin:${PATH}

This tells the MAC to use the PHP version that is a part of my XAMPP install (which includes

After a restart of the terminal, I was able to run ./ successfully.

Thank you stackoverflow!

Easy way to install Phalcon PHP when you’re using XAMPP on a MAC

This is the easiest way to install PhalconPHP that I have found.  I’m using XAMPP but it should work with other ‘AMP’ installs, however the path for the file on my XAMPP install is:



If you want to compile it yourself, the instructions below worked for me:

brew install php56-phalcon
git clone
cd cphalcon/build
git checkout 3.0.x
cd ..
cd ext
....and then copied the file to the xampp folder:
I needed to move to the ‘ext’ directory before the call to install because when I tried to install from the build directory I got this error:
 No such file or directory
I found this discussion which said to switch to the ext directory…and I did…and it worked! (phew)
Here are the links I used to piece this together:


Also — this is the fastest way I’ve found to install Phalcon PHP development tools on Windows!