Gibbon in an application stack that provides module-based functionality related to school systems.
While try to install it on a Macbook Air, I bumped into a roadblock: the installation screen was blank. Turns out, Gibbon requires a PHP extension gettext which is not installed on Mac OSx by default.
There are many ways to achieve this but the simplest is a straightforward, 3-steps process as below:
- Download the library from gettext website.
- Run the following Terminal commands from the directory that has the extracted files:
sudo make install
- Confirm using a php-info file that the extension has been successfully installed and enabled.