Apache, MySQL an PHP compatibility with OS X Server 10.6.2

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Thu Mar 18 17:48:28 PDT 2010

On Mar 18, 2010, at 13:36, René Fournier wrote:

> I am in the process of installing Xcode 3.2.1 and MacPorts with the intention of updating the built-in verisons of Apache, PHP, and MySQL to versions 2.2.14, 5.3.2 and 5.1.44 respectively.

MacPorts doesn't update the build-in versions of any software; it installs new versions of that software in different places that do not replace or affect your built-in versions.

> Since I've never used MacPorts before, I'm wondering how compatible it is with OSX Server -- that is, the locations of some of this software is different for OS X Client and Server.

By design, so that it does not interfere with Apple-provided software.

> Also, I wonder if I will still be able to use Server Admin to manage Web and MySQL, or will I have to do everything from Terminal (which I don't mind, actually).

You will continue to be able to use Server Admin to configure the Apple versions of Apache, PHP and MySQL. You will not be able to use Server Admin to configure the MacPorts versions.

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