Additional PHP Packages on LocalWP for MacOS (memcached)

I’d like to install some additional PHP packages, like memcache/memecached. There’s a tutorial from 3 years ago here: [How do I compile additional PHP extensions?].

However, this no longer appears to work, at least not on MacOS.

Steps to reproduce:

  • First, click on the site in question in the sidebar and “Open Site SSH”, which opens a bash shell
  • I tried running apt-get, as described in the tutorial, and this command doesn’t work
  • apt, like in newer Ubuntu/Debian systems, is recognized, but fails to find the Java path: Unable to locate an executable at "/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-11.0.1.jdk/Contents/Home/bin/apt" (-1)
  • This is the error I’d expect trying to run apt on any MacOS machine, but I was under the impression that by entering the site shell, I was entering the container for this site, right?
  • Should I be installing memecached with something like Brew instead? Which is actually surprisingly accessible with the site shell (I thought it was a closed container running a docker instance or something)

  • MacOS Catalina 10.15.7
  • LocalWP 5.9.7
  • PHP 7.3.5
  • Wordpress 5.6

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