This really shouldn’t have been that hard, but it took quite a bit of searching and playing around to finally get this to work.

I started at PHP’s IMAP web page which informed me that the first thing I needed to do was grab the c-client libraries and compile it. You can find these here:

cd /SourceCache curl -O tar -xzvf c-client.tar.Z cd imap-2007a sudo make oxp sudo mkdir /usr/local/imap-2007h/lib sudo mkdir /usr/local/imap-2007h/include cp imap-2007a/*.h /usr/local/imap-2007a/include cp imap-2007a/*.c /usr/local/imap-2007a/lib cp c-client.a /usr/local/imap-2007a/lib/libc-client.a

When Apple built Leopard they forgot to include the MySQL header files, but were kind enough to offer them up for download at Download the MySQL binaries, untar and follow the instructions in the README. Its very simple.

Now that we have IMAP ready to go, and the required MySQL header files in place, we need to make sure we have openssl and iconv libraries installed. (Or, if you don’t want to use openssl or iconv you can omit them from your configuration) I already had them installed through macports, but you can compile them manually if you’re feeling like you want to further torture yourself during this process. With macports its a simple sudo port install openssl and libiconv.

When Apple compiled PHP on Leopard they were kind enough to leave behind the PHP source they compiled from in /SourceCache. So now we can…

cd /SourceCache/php-5.2.4 sudo ./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --disable-dependency-tracking --with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs --with-ldap=/usr --with-kerberos=/usr --enable-cli --with-zlib-dir=/usr --enable-trans-sid --with-xml --enable-exif --enable-ftp --enable-mbstring --enable-mbregex --enable-dbx --enable-sockets --with-iodbc=/usr --with-curl=/usr --with-config-file-path=/etc --sysconfdir=/private/etc --with-mysql-sock=/var/mysql --with-mysqli=/usr/bin/mysql_config --with-mysql=/usr --with-iconv=shared,/opt/local --with-openssl=shared,/opt/local --with-xmlrpc --with-xsl=/usr --with-imap=/usr/local/imap-2007a --without-pear sudo make sudo make install sudo apachectl restart

That should be it. If you got errors during any part of that, all I can say is, I’m sorry. It worked for me. I’m posting several links I used to figure all this out that might help you if you run into any snags.