[ACCEPTED]-$PHP_AUTOCONF errors on mac os x 10.7.3 when trying to install pecl extensions-pecl

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brew install autoconf

Much easier solution


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You need to install autoconfig. I usually 3 like to install libraries from source. So 2 you can do the following:

curl -OL http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/autoconf/autoconf-latest.tar.gz
tar xzf autoconf-latest.tar.gz
cd autoconf-*
./configure --prefix=/usr/local
sudo make install

I just went through 1 this with Mountain Lion.

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On Mac OS X 10.8 situation is slightly different. Highly 6 voted solution from Bob Spryn doesn't work, because 5 it doesn't create symlinks, so after installing 4 autoconf you should make them:

sudo ln -s /usr/local/Cellar/autoconf/2.69/bin/autoconf /usr/bin/autoconf
sudo ln -s /usr/local/Cellar/autoconf/2.69/bin/autoheader /usr/bin/autoheader

I know that this question 3 was for 10.7, but I hope my answer is useful 2 for someone on 10.8. :)

Updated: Also works 1 on 10.10 Yosemite.

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sudo port install autoconf

if you use macports


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XCODE 4.3 doesn't put all the autoconf etc. tools 5 in the Developer folder. It doesn't even 4 create that folder in MACINTOSH HD. I had 3 to downgrade to XCODE 4.2.1 which installs 2 everything you need in the Developer folder 1 and now I see no errors.

Also here is a useful reference.

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maybe you need link autoconf with brew link autoconf.


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