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Building Apache, MySQL, and PHP on Mac OS X

Apple's new operating system, Mac OS X, has a UNIX at it's core. What can you do with that? Make a killer development box that includes runtime environments for PHP and MySQL! This article runs you through all the steps for building Apache, MySQL, and PHP on your Mac OS X-based box.

  1. Building Apache, MySQL, and PHP on Mac OS X
  2. Prerequisites
  3. Making MySQL
  4. Making WebDAV
  5. Making PHP
  6. Caveats
By: Lucas Marshall
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May 21, 2001

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Apple's newest operating system, Mac OS X, has been anticipated by Mac users for many years now. It's a fusion of a revised Mac OS, and a very fast and reliable BSD-based UNIX core.

The BSD core in Mac OS X allows for any program that is able to be compiled on Linux, BSD, or any other UNIX or UNIX derivative to be compiled and run in Mac OS X. The fusion of the Mac OS's ease of use with the power of UNIX has attracted much attention from the open source community, and many open source developers have worked to make sure their projects will work well on the new system.

Among the best open source programs are several that you may have read about here on DevShed: Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It just happens that all of these programs compile and run relatively painlessly on Mac OS X. This article details the steps for all these programs, and the few problems that crop up running them.

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