Mbstring not found error while installing mailparse PHP extension

Today I had to install mailparse via PEAR. On installing I came across one of the errors: mbstring not found despite of it was right there. One of the simplest option to fix it is given below.

Though I am working on MAMP but it will work with anyone since it’s part of PHP Source.

Go to your PHP Source Library. In my case it is:

and add following lines in mbfilter.h

and then run PEAR command again

If all goes well it should give something like:

Manually add entry of the extension in your php.ini file and it should be available for work.