PECL UUID extension on Mac OSX

Mac, PECL, PHP
Today I needed to set up the PECL UUID PHP module on my Mac OSX 10.7 Lion development machine, I needed it for a project that I'm working on. My first reaction was to fire up terminal and run sudo pecl install uuid. It all looked good for a moment but then came to a grinding halt when 'make' failed. Here is the error for reference (and for those searching snippets of it): [crayon-59773aeb1739d232998648/] After a bit of googling I found out what the problem was and a solution to it. The full explanation and solution can be found here: http://unrealexpectations.com/blog/2010/04/mamp-pecluuid-module-working-on-snow-leopard/ I can confirm that the patch and build worked on my set up (OSX 10.7 Loin) and I hope by spreading the word it some more people out.
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Installing and setting up PEAR

Mac, PHP
This post will help you get PEAR installed and up and running on your machine, there are two options to below, one describes an OXS Lion specific setup and the other is more generic. Installing on OSX 10.7 Lion OSX Lion already has the PEAR install bundle so there is no need to download it, open up a terminal window and enter the following commands: [crayon-59773aeb17923956151383/]   Downloading and installing Do not follow this part if you have just done the above steps. Otherwise enter the below into a terminal window: [crayon-59773aeb1792d805654606/] It will ask you to enter a new installation base ($prefix). I recommend you use /usr/local   Configuring PHP include path Edit /etc/php.ini and find the line: ;include_path = ".:/php/includes". Uncomment it (remove the ; at the beginning) and add the PEAR path to…
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