Mac OS X

Cannot install OS X Server Admin software on Leopard

I'd like to install Apple's Server Administration Tools for OS X 10.4 Tiger Server. But I'm running Leopard. The installer stops with the following helpful message: "You are not allowed to install the software on this disk for an unknown reason."

Apparently if you just copy the apps from a computer running Tiger to one running Leopard, it works fine.

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Subversion server on OS X 10.5

Time Machine cannot do a full restore

I've been using Time Machine in OS X 10.5 Leopard on my Mac Pro to do nifty backups. It has come in handy a couple of times now, when I've been chasing problems down a rat hole (like, "why does ImageMagick work from the command line but not from an exec() call in PHP?") and I just want to give up and revert back to a previous state. Very nice.

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Installing Drupal on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

I thought I'd write up the steps I took to get Drupal running on a stock Leopard installation. You may wish to save some time and install MAMP instead. Especially if you need GD support (i.e., you're going to have Drupal do image resizing). Update 17-Dec-2007: In fact, I recommend using MAMP instead.

Step 1: Enable PHP

Uncomment line 114 in /etc/apache2/httpd.conf to enable Leopard's built-in PHP:

LoadModule php5_module        libexec/apache2/libphp5.so

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