After many hours, I have been unable to get NetBeans to connect to xdebug. Some months ago, after upgrading from an old version of MAMP to MAMP PRO, debugging worked flawlessly. A week ago it started getting flakey. It would appear to connect but would not stop at the breakpoints. Restarting NetBeans (v7.0.1) and apache sometimes got it working for a short time.
I really needed it fixed so I installed the latest version of MAMP PRO (2.1.2). Now I get the Waiting For Connection message forever.
Testing I have done
While the Waiting For Connection message is there with the moving bar, I look to see if it’s listening. It is...
# lsof -i -n -P |grep 9001 java 6496 tim 230u IPv6 0xffffff80239d8190 0t0 TCP *:9001 (LISTEN)
In NetBeans php config I have the interpreter set to: /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.4.10/bin/php
Executing the following:
# /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.4.10/bin/php -i | grep xdebug
tells me that xdebug is running as does phpinfo()
I have (many times) confirmed that I have the port number the same everywhere. I have tried port 9000 and 9001.
Doing a tail on xdebug.log then initiating a session from the browser without starting a debug session in NetBeans produces:
I: Connecting to configured address/port: localhost:9001. E: Could not connect to client. :-(
With the waiting for connection message and initiating a session from the browser, I get this in the log:
: Connecting to configured address/port: localhost:9001. I: Connected to client. :-) -> <init xmlns="urn:debugger_protocol_v1" xmlns:xdebug="http://xdebug.org/dbgp/xdebug" fileuri="file:///Users/tim/MAMPSites/facts.tvd.us/htdocs/sendfile/tim.php" language="PHP" protocol_version="1.0" appid="7279" idekey="netbeans-xdebug"><engine version="2.2.1"><![CDATA[Xdebug]]></engine><author><![CDATA[Derick Rethans]]></author><url><![CDATA[http://xdebug.org]]></url><copyright><![CDATA[Copyright (c) 2002-2012 by Derick Rethans]]></copyright></init> -> <response xmlns="urn:debugger_protocol_v1" xmlns:xdebug="http://xdebug.org/dbgp/xdebug" status="stopping" reason="ok"></response>
My php.ini file has the following:
[xdebug] zend_extension="/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.3.20/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/xdebug.so" xdebug.remote_enable=on xdebug.remote_log="/var/log/xdebug.log" xdebug.remote_host=localhost xdebug.remote_handler=dbgp xdebug.remote_port=9001 xdebug.idekey="netbeans-xdebug"
I just noticed that the lsof command above shows NetBeans listening on ipV6. Forcing java (NetBeans) to use ipV4 does not help.
launchctl setenv JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true
I found a post that suggested a test to confirm xdebug is working correctly. Create a php file:
<?php $address = '127.0.0.1'; $port = 9000; $sock = socket_create(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, 0); socket_bind($sock, $address, $port) or die('Unable to bind'); socket_listen($sock); $client = socket_accept($sock); echo "connection established: $client"; socket_close($client); socket_close($sock); ?>
Run it from the command line and load any page in your browser with the following at the end of the url:
If it outputs something like "connection established: Resource id #5", xdebug is working correctly. With that, I reinstalled Java and NetBeans. I told NetBeans NOT to import my existing preferences... Still no connection.
I installed the phpStorm IDE for Mac. I learned enough about it to get the debugger running with my existing MAMP and xdebug setup. I think this confirms the problem is with NetBeans.
At this point, getting this working seems impossible. :(