[development] Drupal on OSX, anyone?

Mark Shropshire mdshrops at shropnet.com
Wed Apr 2 19:31:37 UTC 2008

Hey Gary!

I may have already told you this, but I can't remember.

At UNC Charlotte, we use OSX Tiger and Leopard server for our prod and  
test Drupal installs. Like someone already mentioned, Apple limits PHP  
and leaves components out that you may need. For prod on Tiger Server,  
I have used Apple's Apache 1.3.x, MySQL 4.1, but I roll my own php4  
compiles to include GD, imap-ssl, etc. Our test Tiger server is  
running my own php5 and apache 2.2 compiles with the MySQL5 OSX binary  
install. Primarily because I use

I am setting up some new Leopard servers and I am going to continue  
using Apple's Apache 2.2 and MySQL 5 compiles. I will roll my own php5.

Apple updates frequently overwrites your php compiled Apache module.  
Just keep a copy and watch what Apple is updating so you can replace  
it. Bad Apple!

Now that OSX Leopard Server can be virualized, it is going to get  
really interesting.. gives us more options.

Let me know any questions for things I may have missed here.


On Apr 2, 2008, at 11:36 AM, Gary Broyhill wrote:

> Hi,
> I fairly new to this group, and have thoroughly enjoyed reading the  
> posts so far.
> To learn Drupal, I have succesfully set up Drupal 5.7 on a Mac OSX  
> Leopard server, which came preconfigured with Apache/PHP. I had the  
> server on hand so it seemed a cheap way to get started :). Has  
> anyone else tried using Drupal on OSX? Would be interested in  
> comparing notes. I'm not sure if OSX would be a good production  
> server for the long haul, and I wonder if should just ditch it and  
> go to a standard LAMP set up.
> Any input on this would be appreciated! Thanks
> Gary Broyhill
> Webmaster
> Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, NC
> www.lrc.edu

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