Following my how to setup your mac web development environment, and today moving to Leopard, my entire offline environment is broken – this is entirely due to the move from Apache 1.3 to Apache 2.2.
This article will discuss the changes required to get your multi-host mac dev environment running again with PHP5, MySQL, Apache 2 and Leopard.
Since we’re running Apache 2.2, it means a few files have new homes. Here’s a comparison:
/etc/httpd/httpd.conf => /etc/apache2/httpd.conf /etc/httpd/users/ => /etc/httpd/users/
Get your virtual hosts back
Copy your .conf from your old
httpd/users/ directory in to the new one (above). For example:
cp /etc/httpd/users/remy.conf /etc/apache2/users/remy.conf
If you restart apache (
sudo apache restart) you should have the domains pointing to your sites.
PHP5 appears to come with Leopard (though I could be wrong, since I upgraded – please feel free to correct me). To re-enable it, within
/etc/apache2/httpd.conf, around line 114 – you should find
# LoadModule php5_module – uncomment this and restart apache.
Run a little PHP test, and you’ll find you’re running PHP again.
You have two options to get MySQL running again if you have the following error:
Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
- Reinstall PHP5 and compile it with the new path to the MySQL socket (
- Change MySQL’s conf to run the socket out of the old location
Since Leopard gave me PHP 5.2.4, which according to Entropy PHP, is the latest version for Apache 2.x, I went with option 2.
If you don’t already have the MySQL conf in
/etc/my.cnf (I didn’t), then you need to copy a template out of the support files from MySQL. If you followed the instructions from my previous article – then you’ll need to run the following:
sudo cp /usr/local/mysql-standard-5.0.27-osx10.4-i686/support-files/my-small.cnf /etc/my.cnf
Replace small with whatever suits your setup best.
Now follow these steps:
1. Shutdown MySQL
mysqladmin -uroot shutdown
2. Change the conf
Change all occurrences of
3. Create /var/mysql/
sudo mkdir /var/mysql sudo chmod 777 /var/mysql
4. Start MySQL back up again
cd /usr/local/mysql/ sudo ./bin/safe_mysqld &
That should be it. I’ve tried to document every change I made to get going again, but if you spot any mistakes or have trouble with these instructions let me know and I’ll try to help.