On Aug 26, 2011, at 12:53 AM, Nathan Sims wrote:
> On Aug 25, 2011, at 6:45 PM, John C. Welch wrote:
>> On 8/25/11 4:59 PM, "Nathan Sims" <email@hidden> wrote:
>>> On Aug 25, 2011, at 1:41 PM, John C. Welch wrote:
>>>> 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
>>> Yes, I've installed my own versions (in /opt/local, /usr, /usr/local) of
>>> Apache, PHP, PSQL, etc that work -- for me, not for web users. I don't
>>> understand the logic the system uses to select which s/w version users
>>> will run when they go in through the web interface. That's what I'd like
>>> to (safely) redirect.
>> If you shut down the Apple version startup items, and only use the
>> macports/other versions, then that's all they'll see.
> It was pointed out to me offline these things are Launch Daemons, and that I can select which run by changing the entry in the appropriate plist. At least, that's my current understanding…
Don't go that route, build your own (launchd plists). Buy lingon to make it easy.
If you edit the Apple versions you don't know when an update might (update and) replace a plist and take down your versions of a given software/service.
Not terribly likely but very well could happen. Build a better setup and worry less.
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