If you run into a PHP fatal error relating to memory when running wp package install, you’re likely running out of memory.
WP-CLI uses Composer under the hood to manage WP-CLI packages. However, Composer is a bit of a memory hog, so you’ll need to increase your memory limit to accommodate it.
php.ini as a permanent fix:
# Find your php.ini for PHP-CLI $ php -i | grep php.ini Configuration File (php.ini) Path => /usr/local/etc/php/7.0 Loaded Configuration File => /usr/local/etc/php/7.0/php.ini # Increase memory_limit to 512M or greater $ vim /usr/local/etc/php/7.0/php.ini memory_limit = 512M