Install Zend Framework on openSUSE / openSUSE 12.1

Zend Framework is an open source, object oriented web application framework for PHP 5. Zend Framework is often called a ‘component library’, because it has many loosely coupled components that you can use more or less independently. But Zend Framework also provides an advanced Model-View-Controller (MVC) implementation that can be used to establish a basic structure for your Zend Framework applications.

 

 

Features:

Zend Framework features include:

  • All components are fully object-oriented PHP 5 and are E_STRICT compliant
  • Use-at-will architecture with loosely coupled components and minimal interdependencies
  • Extensible MVC implementation supporting layouts and PHP-based templates by default
  • Support for multiple database systems and vendors, including MariaDB, MySQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and Informix Dynamic Server
  • Email composition and delivery, retrieval via mbox, Maildir, POP3 and IMAP4
  • Flexible caching sub-system with support for many types of backends, such as memory or a file system.

Install LAMP:

Zend Framework can be tested by creating test project; it should be placed under the document root of your web server. Web server might be Apache, Nginx and Lighttpd; for easy understanding i used Apache as web server. Here is the Step by Step guide to install LAMP server on openSUSE 12.

Open Terminal and then switch to root user.

raj@geeksite:~ $ su

Install Zend Framework:

Add repository for Zend Framework.

root@geeksite:~ # zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/monitoring/openSUSE_12.1 zend

Refresh the system repositories, you might requires to accept the key for caching the Zend repo.

root@geeksite:~ # zypper ref

Install Zend Framework on openSUSE 12.1.

root@geeksite:~ # zypper in php5-ZendFramework

Confirm the installed version.

root@geeksite:~ # zf show version
Zend Framework Version: 1.11.10

Testing Zend project:

In Apache /srv/www/htdocs/ is the default document root, so i am going to create test project on /srv/www/htdocs/, go to the default document root of web server.

root@geeksite:~ # cd /srv/www/htdocs/

Create the test project called geeksite.

root@geeksite htdocs:~ # zf create project geeksite
Creating project at /srv/www/htdocs/geeksite
Note: This command created a web project, for more information setting up your VHOST, please see docs/README
Testing Note: PHPUnit was not found in your include_path, therefore no testing actions will be created.

You should get the above message after hitting Enter; if you get any error message included in above message, you required to install PHPUnit.

Optional:

Now we need to have the Zend Library files in the library directory under the created project (By default it’s empty). go to the library directory.

root@geeksite  geeksite:~ # cd geeksite/library/

SymLink is the better option than copying the library files to library directory;  because the library files will get update when we are installing the latest Zend Framework.

root@geeksite library:~ # ln -s /usr/share/php5/Zend .

Tree view of your project directory.

root@geeksite geeksite:~ # tree
 
.
├── application
│   ├── Bootstrap.php
│   ├── configs
│   │   └── application.ini
│   ├── controllers
│   │   ├── ErrorController.php
│   │   └── IndexController.php
│   ├── models
│   └── views
│       ├── helpers
│       └── scripts
│           ├── error
│           │   └── error.phtml
│           └── index
│               └── index.phtml
├── docs
│   └── README.txt
├── library
├── public
│   └── index.php
└── tests
    ├── application
    │   └── controllers
    │       └── IndexControllerTest.php
    ├── bootstrap.php
    ├── library
    └── phpunit.xml
 
16 directories, 11 files

Open up a web browser and navigate to http://localhost/geeksite/public. Screen Shot of Test Project in openSUSE 12.1.

That’s all!

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