FIX: Running PEAR, PECL & Co. under Mac OS X Mavericks DP6

When I tried to use pear under Mac OS X Mavericks DP6, I got a very unhelpful error message:

$ pecl
Could not open input file: /usr/lib/php/peclcmd.php

It seems that pear & pecl are not preinstalled! No problem, at least Mavericks provides an install package.

sudo php -d detect_unicode=0 /usr/lib/php/install-pear-nozlib.phar

Then the nightmare began:

$ sudo pecl install uploadprogress
downloading uploadprogress- ...
Starting to download uploadprogress- (9,040 bytes)
.....done: 9,040 bytes
4 source files, building
running: phpize
grep: /usr/include/php/main/php.h: No such file or directory
grep: /usr/include/php/Zend/zend_modules.h: No such file or directory
grep: /usr/include/php/Zend/zend_extensions.h: No such file or directory
Configuring for:
PHP Api Version:
Zend Module Api No:
Zend Extension Api No:
building in /private/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-rootTuNmJz/uploadprogress-
running: /private/tmp/pear/temp/uploadprogress/configure
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /usr/bin/grep
checking for egrep... /usr/bin/grep -E
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /usr/bin/sed
checking for cc... cc
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables...
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether cc accepts -g... yes
checking for cc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking how to run the C preprocessor... cc -E
checking for icc... no
checking for suncc... no
checking whether cc understands -c and -o together... yes
checking for system library directory... lib
checking if compiler supports -R... no
checking if compiler supports -Wl,-rpath,... yes
checking build system type... i386-apple-darwin13.0.0
checking host system type... i386-apple-darwin13.0.0
checking target system type... i386-apple-darwin13.0.0
checking for PHP prefix... /usr
checking for PHP includes... -I/usr/include/php -I/usr/include/php/main -I/usr/include/php/TSRM -I/usr/include/php/Zend -I/usr/include/php/ext -I/usr/include/php/ext/date/lib
checking for PHP extension directory... /usr/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20100525
checking for PHP installed headers prefix... /usr/include/php
checking if debug is enabled... no
checking if zts is enabled... no
checking for re2c... no
configure: WARNING: You will need re2c 0.13.4 or later if you want to regenerate PHP parsers.
checking for gawk... no
checking for nawk... no
checking for awk... awk
checking if awk is broken... no
checking whether to enable uploadprogress functions... yes, shared
checking for ld used by cc... /Applications/Xcode5-DP6.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xctoolchain/usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/Applications/Xcode5-DP6.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xctoolchain/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... no
checking for /Applications/Xcode5-DP6.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xctoolchain/usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking how to recognize dependent libraries... pass_all
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking dlfcn.h usability... yes
checking dlfcn.h presence... yes
checking for dlfcn.h... yes
checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 196608
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm output from cc object... ok
checking for objdir... .libs
checking for ar... ar
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for strip... strip
checking for dsymutil... dsymutil
checking for nmedit... nmedit
checking for -single_module linker flag... yes
checking for -exported_symbols_list linker flag... yes
checking if cc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... yes
checking for cc option to produce PIC... -fno-common
checking if cc PIC flag -fno-common works... yes
checking if cc static flag -static works... no
checking if cc supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking whether the cc linker (/Applications/Xcode5-DP6.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xctoolchain/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... darwin13.0.0 dyld
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build static libraries... no

creating libtool
appending configuration tag "CXX" to libtool
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating config.h
running: make
/bin/sh /private/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-rootTuNmJz/uploadprogress- --mode=compile cc  -I. -I/private/tmp/pear/temp/uploadprogress -DPHP_ATOM_INC -I/private/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-rootTuNmJz/uploadprogress- -I/private/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-rootTuNmJz/uploadprogress- -I/private/tmp/pear/temp/uploadprogress -I/usr/include/php -I/usr/include/php/main -I/usr/include/php/TSRM -I/usr/include/php/Zend -I/usr/include/php/ext -I/usr/include/php/ext/date/lib  -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -g -O2   -c /private/tmp/pear/temp/uploadprogress/uploadprogress.c -o uploadprogress.lo
mkdir .libs
 cc -I. -I/private/tmp/pear/temp/uploadprogress -DPHP_ATOM_INC -I/private/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-rootTuNmJz/uploadprogress- -I/private/tmp/pear/temp/pear-build-rootTuNmJz/uploadprogress- -I/private/tmp/pear/temp/uploadprogress -I/usr/include/php -I/usr/include/php/main -I/usr/include/php/TSRM -I/usr/include/php/Zend -I/usr/include/php/ext -I/usr/include/php/ext/date/lib -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -g -O2 -c /private/tmp/pear/temp/uploadprogress/uploadprogress.c  -fno-common -DPIC -o .libs/uploadprogress.o
In file included from /private/tmp/pear/temp/uploadprogress/uploadprogress.c:23:
/private/tmp/pear/temp/uploadprogress/php_uploadprogress.h:34:10: fatal error: 'php.h' file not found
#include <php.h>
1 error generated.
make: *** [uploadprogress.lo] Error 1

ERROR: `make' failed

No way! The /usr/include doesn't exist for phpize....Hours of trying error and searching... Thanks a post from Homebrew community, I got that problem fixed through:

sudo ln -s /Applications/Xcode5-DP6.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.9.sdk/usr/include/ /usr/include


FIX: Errors with installing MySQL on Ubuntu

In order to install a LNMP environment on a VPS, I've tried the following command to install MySQL server, but what I got is:

130816 18:53:17  InnoDB: Waiting for the background threads to start
130816 18:53:18 InnoDB: 5.5.32 started; log sequence number 1595675
130816 18:53:18  InnoDB: Starting shutdown...
130816 18:53:19  InnoDB: Shutdown completed; log sequence number 1595675
start: Job failed to start
invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing mysql-server-5.5 (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

It's really an error message that says nothing. The ubuntu is freshly installed. After hours of trying with solutions from Internet, I've found the following solution working for me:

sudo apt-get clean

sudo apt-get autoclean

sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-client-5.5 mysql-client-core-5.5 mysql-common mysql-server mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server-core-5.5

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

before reinstalling, you may need also the following commands:

rm -rf /var/lib/mysql
rm -rf /etc/mysql*

So it is.


FIX: Xcode failed to get the task for process XXX

Recently by debugging an app on devices, Xcode keeps throwing the error message "Failed to get the task for process XXX" like this:

enter image description here

After long searching on the internet, one solution has saved my day:

It turns out that using a different provisioning profile (one with a wildcard rather than one without) solved this issue.

So I changed the provisioning profile by debugging from app specified to ios team provisioning profile. BRAVO,  now it works like a charm.

via StackOverflow


Workaround for "AssertMacros: queueEntry, file: /SourceCache/IOKitUser_Sim/IOKitUser-920.1.11/hid.subproj/IOHIDEventQueue.c, line: 512"

I am busy recently with testing some apps under iOS 7 Beta 5. Now while running the app, the debug console keeps outputting some useless information like:

AssertMacros: queueEntry, file: /SourceCache/IOKitUser_Sim/IOKitUser-920.1.11/hid.subproj/IOHIDEventQueue.c, line: 512

 It is really annoying and makes the debug info useless, since it appears every time when I touch the screen. Thanks 0xced, now here is a workaround solution for that:

Here is a workaround to this annoying problem.

  1. Download fishhook
  2. Copy fishhook.h and fishhook.c in your project
  3. Compile this file (QuietAssertMacros.c) in your project:

#include <dlfcn.h>
#include <stdarg.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
#include "fishhook.h"

int slient_fprintf(FILE * restrict stream, const char * restrict format, ...)
    if (strncmp(format, "AssertMacros:", 13) == 0)
        return 0;
        va_list args;
        va_start(args, format);
        int result = vfprintf(stream, format, args);
        return result;

__attribute__((constructor)) void QuietAssertMacros(void)
    rebind_symbols((struct rebinding[1]){{"fprintf", slient_fprintf}}, 1);
Unfortunately, you will have to repeat these steps for every project you are working on.

via devforum apple