On 8/25/11 2:06 PM, "Nathan Sims" <email@hidden> wrote:
>On Aug 25, 2011, at 4:00 AM, Simon Slavin wrote:
>>On 24 Aug 2011, at 11:40pm, Nathan Sims wrote:
>>>I hear you, but I'm not the one in charge :) My task is to get a
>>>certain database system they have under SLS to work with psql instead
>>>of MySQL. I can do that on OSX SL client, and buy time until they're
>>>ready to upgrade the production server to Lion. It just would have been
>>>"cool" to have the two operating side-by-side, but it's too risky to
>>>change the Apple-installed stuff, and I'm no expert...
>>Do not change the Apple-installed stuff. If you do this, there's a risk
>>that a future update from Apple will undo your modifications.
>>Treat the server as if it didn't come with web services installed. Tell
>>that server not to run the Apple-installed web service.
>>Install your own copy of Apache, configured however you like.
>>Install your own copies of whichever versions of whichever mods you
>>want, configured however you like.
>>Run that instead, however you like.
>The part about "Tell that server not to run the Apple-installed web
>service" is what I'm not clear on...
Install your own versions, either manually or from something like
MacPorts. This isn't just an OS X thing, it's an old-school Unix sysadmin
thing. When I ran solaris boxen, we always did this, because Sun could,
and did change things in OS updates. This way, we knew OUR setup was safe.
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