Laravel 6 PHP Redis

On upgrading to Laravel 6 we ran into issues locally running predis. This as no client was set in .env and now config was going for native PHP Redis or phpredis.

'redis' => [

        'client' => env('REDIS_CLIENT', 'phpredis'),

        'options' => [
            'cluster' => env('REDIS_CLUSTER', 'redis'),
            'prefix' => env('REDIS_PREFIX', Str::slug(env('APP_NAME', 'laravel'), '_').'_database_'),

Local Fix

To fix this locally and keep on using Homebrew we added a simple line to our local .env to keep on using predis and Homebrew based Predis instead of PHP Redis:


Forge Servers

Updating our Forge provisioned servers we ran into the same issue. Though I do believe newly provisioned servers do have PHP Redis installed. Our servers hadn’t had this pleasure. So doing a dep deploy staging we hit:

The command "cd /home/forge/ && php artisan queue:restart" failed.
Exit Code: 1 (General error)
Host Name: staging                                                                                                        
In PhpRedisConnector.php line 76:                                                                                                                                                                    
Please make sure the PHP Redis extension is installed and enabled.  

So predis was no longer used and PHP Redis could not be found.

PHP Redis Forge Recipe

I Googled some and found this tweet . Looking for recipes I found which would do the trick as long as we tweaked it some and used the proper PHP verison.

Our current version is:

php --version
 PHP (cli) (built: Jul 25 2019 11:44:59) ( NTS )
 Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
 Zend Engine v3.3.7, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies
     with Zend OPcache, Copyright (c) 1999-2018, by Zend Technologies

Another recipe by Monooso: seemed shorter. Probably due to use of pecl. And it uses the PHP command line tool to detect the PHP version:

# Install the Redis extension from PECL
sudo pecl install redis
# Figure out the PHP MAJOR.MINOR version
php_version=php -r "echo PHP_MAJOR_VERSION . '.' . PHP_MINOR_VERSION;"
# Register and enable the PHP extension
echo '' | sudo tee "/etc/php/${php_version}/mods-available/redis.ini"
sudo phpenmod redis
# Restart PHP-FPM and nginx, just to be on the safe side
sudo service "php${php_version}-fpm" restart
sudo service nginx restart

running it as root I did run into an error

cat: /root/.forge/provision-823163.output: No such file or directory

But in the email report most other things did run well:

Server: app-staging (
 WARNING: channel "" has updated its protocols, use "pecl channel-update" to update
 downloading redis-5.1.1.tgz …
 Starting to download redis-5.1.1.tgz (245,205 bytes)
 ……………………………………………done: 245,205 bytes
 Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in PEAR/PackageFile/v2/Validator.php on line 1933
 PHP Warning:  "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /usr/share/php/PEAR/PackageFile/v2/Validator.php on line 1933
 25 source files, building
 running: phpize
 Configuring for:
 PHP Api Version:         20180731
 Zend Module Api No:      20180731
 Zend Extension Api No:   320180731
 enable igbinary serializer support? [no] : enable lzf compression support? [no] : enable zstd compression support? [no] : building in /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1
 running: /tmp/pear/temp/redis/configure --with-php-config=/usr/bin/php-config --enable-redis-igbinary=no --enable-redis-lzf=no --enable-redis-zstd=no
 checking for grep that handles long lines and -e… /bin/grep
 checking for egrep… /bin/grep -E
 checking for a sed that does not truncate output… /bin/sed
 checking for cc… cc
 checking whether the C compiler works… yes
 checking for C compiler default output file name… a.out
 checking for suffix of executables…
 checking whether we are cross compiling… no
 checking for suffix of object files… o
 checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler… yes
 checking whether cc accepts -g… yes
 checking for cc option to accept ISO C89… none needed
 checking how to run the C preprocessor… cc -E
 checking for icc… no
 checking for suncc… no
 checking whether cc understands -c and -o together… yes
 checking for system library directory… lib
 checking if compiler supports -R… no
 checking if compiler supports -Wl,-rpath,… yes
 checking build system type… x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
 checking host system type… x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
 checking target system type… x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
 checking for PHP prefix… /usr
 checking for PHP includes… -I/usr/include/php/20180731 -I/usr/include/php/20180731/main -I/usr/include/php/20180731/TSRM -I/usr/include/php/20180731/Zend -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext/date/lib
 checking for PHP extension directory… /usr/lib/php/20180731
 checking for PHP installed headers prefix… /usr/include/php/20180731
 checking if debug is enabled… no
 checking if zts is enabled… no
 checking for re2c… no
 configure: WARNING: You will need re2c 0.13.4 or later if you want to regenerate PHP parsers.
 checking for gawk… gawk
 checking whether to enable redis support… yes, shared
 checking whether to disable sessions… yes
 checking whether to disable json serializer support… yes
 checking whether to enable igbinary serializer support… no
 checking whether to enable msgpack serializer support… no
 checking whether to enable lzf compression… no
 checking use system liblzf… no
 checking whether to enable Zstd compression… no
 checking use system libsztd… yes
 checking for json includes… /usr/include/php/20180731
 checking for redis json support… enabled
 checking for redis igbinary support… disabled
 checking whether the cc linker (/usr/bin/ld -m elf_x86_64) supports shared libraries… yes
 checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in… no
 checking dynamic linker characteristics… GNU/Linux
 checking how to hardcode library paths into programs… immediate
 checking whether stripping libraries is possible… yes
 checking if libtool supports shared libraries… yes
 checking whether to build shared libraries… yes
 checking whether to build static libraries… no
 configure: creating ./config.status
 config.status: creating config.h
 config.status: executing libtool commands
 running: make
 /bin/bash /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/libtool --mode=compile cc  -I. -I/tmp/pear/temp/redis -DPHP_ATOM_INC -I/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/include -I/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/main -I/tmp/pear/temp/redis -I/usr/include/php/20180731 -I/usr/include/php/20180731/main -I/usr/include/php/20180731/TSRM -I/usr/include/php/20180731/Zend -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext/date/lib -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext  -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -g -O2   -c /tmp/pear/temp/redis/redis.c -o redis.lo
 libtool: compile:  cc -I. -I/tmp/pear/temp/redis -DPHP_ATOM_INC -I/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/include -I/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/main -I/tmp/pear/temp/redis -I/usr/include/php/20180731 -I/usr/include/php/20180731/main -I/usr/include/php/20180731/TSRM -I/usr/include/php/20180731/Zend -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext/date/lib -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -g -O2 -c /tmp/pear/temp/redis/redis.c  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/redis.o
 /bin/bash /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/libtool --mode=compile cc  -I. -I/tmp/pear/temp/redis -DPHP_ATOM_INC -I/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/include -I/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/main -
 /bin/bash /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/libtool --mode=compile cc  -I. -I/tmp/pear/temp/redis -DPHP_ATOM_INC -I/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/include -I/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/main -I/tmp/pear/temp/redis -I/usr/include/php/20180731 -I/usr/include/php/20180731/main -I/usr/include/php/20180731/TSRM -I/usr/include/php/20180731/Zend -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext/date/lib -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext  -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -g -O2   -c /tmp/pear/temp/redis/cluster_library.c -o cluster_library.lo
 libtool: compile:  cc -I. -I/tmp/pear/temp/redis -DPHP_ATOM_INC -I/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/include -I/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/main -I/tmp/pear/temp/redis -I/usr/include/php/20180731 -I/usr/include/php/20180731/main -I/usr/include/php/20180731/TSRM -I/usr/include/php/20180731/Zend -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext/date/lib -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -g -O2 -c /tmp/pear/temp/redis/cluster_library.c  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/cluster_library.o
 /bin/bash /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/libtool --mode=link cc -DPHP_ATOM_INC -I/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/include -I/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/main -I/tmp/pear/temp/redis -I/usr/include/php/20180731 -I/usr/include/php/20180731/main -I/usr/include/php/20180731/TSRM -I/usr/include/php/20180731/Zend -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext/date/lib -I/usr/include/php/20180731/ext  -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -g -O2    -o -export-dynamic -avoid-version -prefer-pic -module -rpath /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/modules  redis.lo redis_commands.lo library.lo redis_session.lo redis_array.lo redis_array_impl.lo redis_cluster.lo cluster_library.lo
 libtool: link: cc -shared  -fPIC -DPIC  .libs/redis.o .libs/redis_commands.o .libs/library.o .libs/redis_session.o .libs/redis_array.o .libs/redis_array_impl.o .libs/redis_cluster.o .libs/cluster_library.o    -g -O2   -Wl,-soname -Wl, -o .libs/
 libtool: link: ( cd ".libs" && rm -f "" && ln -s "../" "" )
 /bin/bash /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/libtool --mode=install cp ./ /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/modules
 libtool: install: cp ./.libs/ /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/modules/
 libtool: install: cp ./.libs/redis.lai /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/modules/
 libtool: finish: PATH="/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/snap/bin:/sbin" ldconfig -n /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/redis-5.1.1/modules
 Libraries have been installed in:
 If you ever happen to want to link against installed libraries
 in a given directory, LIBDIR, you must either use libtool, and
 specify the full pathname of the library, or use the '-LLIBDIR'
 flag during linking and do at least one of the following:
 add LIBDIR to the 'LD_LIBRARY_PATH' environment variable
  during execution
 add LIBDIR to the 'LD_RUN_PATH' environment variable
  during linking
 use the '-Wl,-rpath -Wl,LIBDIR' linker flag
 have your system administrator add LIBDIR to '/etc/' 
 See any operating system documentation about shared libraries for
 more information, such as the ld(1) and manual pages.
 Build complete.
 Don't forget to run 'make test'.
 running: make INSTALL_ROOT="/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/install-redis-5.1.1" install
 Installing shared extensions:     /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/install-redis-5.1.1/usr/lib/php/20180731/
 running: find "/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/install-redis-5.1.1" | xargs ls -dils
 96792    4 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root    4096 Feb 12 02:18 /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/install-redis-5.1.1
 96796    4 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root    4096 Feb 12 02:18 /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/install-redis-5.1.1/usr
 96797    4 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root    4096 Feb 12 02:18 /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/install-redis-5.1.1/usr/lib
 96798    4 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root    4096 Feb 12 02:18 /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/install-redis-5.1.1/usr/lib/php
 96799    4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    4096 Feb 12 02:18 /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/install-redis-5.1.1/usr/lib/php/20180731
 29161 2596 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2657936 Feb 12 02:18 /tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-root4IDNnA/install-redis-5.1.1/usr/lib/php/20180731/
 Build process completed successfully
 Installing '/usr/lib/php/20180731/'
 install ok: channel://
 configuration option "php_ini" is not set to php.ini location
 You should add "" to php.ini
 WARNING: Module redis ini file doesn't exist under /etc/php/7.2/mods-available
 WARNING: Module redis ini file doesn't exist under /etc/php/7.2/mods-available
   % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                  Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
 0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0
   0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0
   0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0

And post this upgrade the deployment ran well.

NB Reason to use phpredis PHP Redis up to 6 times faster

Jasper Frumau

Jasper has been working with web frameworks and applications such as Laravel, Magento and his favorite CMS WordPress including Roots Trellis and Sage for more than a decade. He helps customers with web design and online marketing. Services provided are web design, ecommerce, SEO, content marketing. When Jasper is not coding, marketing a website, reading about the web or dreaming the internet of things he plays with his son, travels or run a few blocks.