Leopard Quirks

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It seems that the airport implementation is pretty fucked up. Up to the upgrade I had a super-stable connection all over our place. Now, with Leopard my airport connection sometimes just drops. Especially under a higher number of connections, luckly there’s cat5 everywhere ;-)

No solution yet :-(

Subversion, Perl, …

I’m not even gonna look into this one, but if you see errors messages when using subversion, perl, ruby, … like the following:

 $ svn
 svn: error: cannot set LC_ALL locale
 svn: error: environment variable LANG is UTF-8
 svn: error: please check that your locale name is correct

you can solve it by explicitly adding the missing env variable to your .profile

 $ cd
 $ cat .profile 
 export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
 export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
 $ . .profile
 $ svn
 Type 'svn help' for usage.


Apache has been upgraded to Apache 2.2.


But the migration tools don’t do a good job in copying the users’ configs.

Quick solution:

 $ sudo cp /private/etc/httpd/users/* /private/etc/apache2/users/


I use PostgreSQL, so PHP without it is pretty useless. Some idiot @ Apple seems to have his head backwards the day he had to add the new Apache setup. It contains close to no modules. It seems that the only solution to get a decent set of modules is to compile a fresh apache2 and php module. now, that’s been a while ;-)

Okay, so let’s get apache2 and PHP sources, unpack and get compiling …

  $ cd httpd-2.2.8
  $ ./configure --enable-layout=Darwin --enable-mods-shared=all
  $ make && sudo make install
  $ cd php-5.2.6
  $ ./configure --with-pgsql=/Library/PostgreSQL8/ --without-pear --with-apxs2 --enable-soap
  $ make && sudo make install

And that puts us back in control ;-) Solved!

And Snow Leopard off course introduces a few new quirks.