Alex McCabe Alex McCabe - 23 days ago 9
PHP Question

Why MAMP doesn't display errors?

OK this is getting very frustrating. MAMP used to display errors but then stopped. I decided to do a fresh install of it as I couldn't figure it out. I check my PHP version, running 5.4.4 and go to that folder and change the php.ini to this:

error_reporting = E_ALL
display_errors = On


Still no errors showing. I go through all the folders and change all php.ini files, just in case. Nothing. I fix the forced error and dump out
phpinfo()
, check the error section and display_errors is Off. What the hell.

I place
error_reporting(E_ALL); ini_set('display_errors', 'on');
at the start of the PHP file and
phpinfo()
again. Local value is now On, master is still Off. Force a PHP error, and still get Server Error not PHP error.

Anybody have any insight? I have a bug somewhere in some code and cannot find it, would love for PHP to just tell me.

Answer

MAMP sets up a few different php.ini files for the server, the client etc. Check in your phpinfo() which php.ini actually is read. Looks like you're editing the wrong one.

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