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Sahil kashyap
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Install xdebug with laravel in vscode ubuntu 20.04 with different version of php

Different php version has different xdebug.

follow xdebug installtion step according to php version setuped in your machine

php7.4 -v
php -v
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php7.4 version and php8 version details

this will return the php version, if xdebug is configured it will show , if not let's install it

let's install xdebug

sudo apt install php7.4-xdebug
sudo apt install php-xdebug
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php7.4 --ini
php --ini
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php ini details

look for

/etc/php/7.4/mods-available/xdebug.ini
/etc/php/8.0/mods-available/xdebug.ini

and add this to /etc/php/7.4/mods-available/xdebug.ini

; zend_extension=xdebug.so
zend_extension=/usr/lib/php/20190902/xdebug.so
xdebug.mode = debug
xdebug.start_with_request = yes
xdebug.client_port = 9003
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and add this to /etc/php/8.0/mods-available/xdebug.ini
for php8.0

; zend_extension=xdebug.so
zend_extension=/usr/lib/php/20200930/xdebug.so
xdebug.mode = debug
xdebug.start_with_request = yes
xdebug.client_port = 9003
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now type in

php7.4 -v
php -v
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you should see xdebug string returned in output

Note if you are confused about which php version is needed for which xdebug

to check which xdebug.so files are available use locate, if locate not availbe use this cmd to install it

sudo apt install mlocate
locate xdebug.so
simply paste the details you recieved from

php7.4 -i
php -i
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here https://xdebug.org/wizard
paste php info in xdebug wizad

now go to vscode

PHP Debug extension
by Felix Becker

now open the laravel project in vscode

ctrl+shift+D

for opening debug config
generate the launch.json
save the file similar to launch.json i shared here

click me launch.json
{
    // Use IntelliSense to learn about possible attributes.
    // Hover to view descriptions of existing attributes.
    // For more information, visit: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=830387
    "version": "0.2.0",
    "configurations": [
        {
            "name": "Listen for Xdebug",
            "type": "php",
            "request": "launch",
            "port": 9003
        },
        {
            "name": "Launch currently open script",
            "type": "php",
            "request": "launch",
            "program": "${file}",
            "cwd": "${fileDirname}",
            "port": 0,
            "runtimeArgs": [
                "-dxdebug.start_with_request=yes"
            ],
            "env": {
                "XDEBUG_MODE": "debug,develop",
                "XDEBUG_CONFIG": "client_port=${port}"
            }
        },
        {
            "name": "Launch Built-in web server",
            "type": "php",
            "request": "launch",
            "runtimeArgs": [
                // "-dxdebug.mode=debug",
                // "-dxdebug.start_with_request=yes",
                "-S",
                "localhost:8000",
                "-t",
                "public"
            ],
            "program": "",
            "cwd": "${workspaceRoot}",
            "port": 9003,
            "serverReadyAction": {
                "pattern": "Development Server \\(http://localhost:([0-9]+)\\) started",
                "uriFormat": "http://localhost:%s",
                "action": "openExternally"
            }
        },
        {
            "name": "php7.4Launch Built-in web server",
            "type": "php",
            "request": "launch",
            "runtimeExecutable": "php7.4",
            "runtimeArgs": [
                // "-dxdebug.mode=debug",
                // "-dxdebug.start_with_request=yes",
                "-S",
                "localhost:8000",
                "-t",
                "public"
            ],
            "program": "",
            "cwd": "${workspaceRoot}",
            "port": 9003,
            "serverReadyAction": {
                "pattern": "Development Server \\(http://localhost:([0-9]+)\\) started",
                "uriFormat": "http://localhost:%s",
                "action": "openExternally"
            }
        }
    ]
}
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"runtimeExecutable": "php7.4", //should use php7.4 version
            "runtimeArgs": [
                // "-dxdebug.mode=debug",
                // "-dxdebug.start_with_request=yes",
                "-S",
                "localhost:8000", //similar to php7.4 artisan server
                "-t",
                "public" //should server this folder
            ],
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get the debugging started with xdebug on vscode

select the debug config

click on green play button your out will look something like this
clck the debug button to check values

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