If you want to use SSH2 with PHP (say you built a custom deployment system) you need the SSH2-extension for php. Here is how you get it to work using MAMP on OSX.
I recently wrote an article on how you get the autotools installed on osx. Do this first – you ned autoconf, automake and libtools.
Then installing the SSH2 extension is easy as pie:
- Install the autotools
- Install libssh (as root)
- build the ssh2-extension using pecl (you have to give pecl the absolute path, because ssh2 is still beta)
Here is how this looked like on my cli:
cd /usr/local/src sudo bash curl -OL http://www.libssh2.org/download/libssh2-1.4.3.tar.gz tar xzf libssh2-1.4.3.tar.gz cd libssh2-1.4.3 ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/ make make install exit cd /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.3.6/ ./bin/pecl install channel://pecl.php.net/ssh2-0.12
Now the only thing remaining is enabling the module in your php.ini.extension macosx mamp osx php ssh ssh2