[thelist] Setting up Apache on Mac OS X 10.5.2

Hassan Schroeder hassan.schroeder at gmail.com
Fri May 9 18:17:01 CDT 2008

On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 3:51 PM, Jeffrey Barke
<jeffrey.barke at themechanism.com> wrote:

>> Regardless, have you run apachectl -t  and looked in your error log?

> No. I'm not even sure where the error logs are on the Mac.

First, apachectl -t checks your conf files for syntax errors and will print
to the console (stdout) where you're running it.

But other problems will show up in the logs, so you need to find 'em. :-)

> however I didn't download or compile Apache, since it's installed
> by default.

Ah, OK, didn't realize that. I generally ignore pre-installed versions
of things I care about -- particularly because most Linux distros
(and, apparently, OS X) strew fragments of apps all over the place.
And that generally implies a "single install" model, whereas I like to be
able to have multiple versions installed for testing (and for different
feature sets).

But if you're not interested in building from scratch... mmm. FWIW,
it's really easy, though a little more time-consuming if you need PHP.
Anyway --

What directives were in the .htaccess file that didn't work? Or to put
it another way, how do you know it's /not/ working?

Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ hassan.schroeder at gmail.com

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