HOWTO Install xdebug for PHP5 on Ubuntu Feisty

This article is incomplete and was first written in April 2007
for the BeezNest technical website (


Xdebug is an extension for PHP which allows you to track errors and warning in a much more detailed way than what you could get by adding debug messages into your code. However, installing it on a Linux system when there is no package might represent a little difficulty for the developer-only.