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Fix Missing Headers Compiling on macOS Mojave

While trying to compile PHP extensions after installing macOS Mojave, I was butting up against a ton of missing header file errors including php.h and zlib.

After several hours of beating my head against my desk and Googling/Stack Overflowing I found the solution.

Ends up you just need to force re-install the header files. Special thanks to @sfdye for the solution!

$ sudo installer -pkg /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/Packages/macOS_SDK_headers_for_macOS_10.14.pkg -target /

If you get an error about that file not existing, you probably simply don't have the Xcode command line tools installed which can be remedied simply as follows:

$ xcode-select --install

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Большое спасибо
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Mojave installation messes up some peoples header files for some unknown reason. You can pretty easily reinstall them following my post here.
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Is this still up to date? I don't observe the round-trip problem described here in Excel for Mac 16.19. When I open a file in CSV UTF-8-with-BOM, edit it, save …
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after running make cmd, getting this error /tmp/php-7.1.19/ext/mcrypt/mcrypt.c:25:10: fatal error: 'php.h' file not found how to solve this one? please h…
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Thank you so much. You saved my working time too much.
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