At 9:27 PM +0100 6/2/01, Tommy Beavitt wrote:
>In response to a recent question I posted regarding installing
>MySQL/PHP/Apache on a G4 tibook I was recommended to get a copy of
>Mac OS X as this was condsidered to be the most stable and easily
>configurable option at my disposal.
>I am fairly well-versed in relational concepts but a bit slow at
>My alternatives are: installing the combo on LinuxPPC, using
>Windows98 (emulated) or getting an x86 computer just for running
>My purpose is to gain knowledge of the above setup in order to
>publish information to a virtual server I rent on which MySQL/PHP is
>supported. I come from a Filemaker Pro background.
>When I looked on the web at examples of using MySQL with Mac OS X I
>wasn't particularly reassured. It seems that this is something of a
>minority interest and there are problems with compiling the
There are very few problems building it under current releases of MySQL.
One problem *running* it has to do with the inability of mysqladmin to
make the server shut down.
re: reassurance, given the short lifetime of Mac OS X, I'd say it's a
reasonably good platform for MySQL. Certainly better than either MkLinux
or LinuxPPC were at this stage in their careers.
You might find the following article interesting:
>Can anyone on this list reassure me that this is indeed the easiest
>way into the technology? Or should I bite the bullet and get torn
>into Linux? Although I am a support of the Open Source concept I
>don't mind paying Apple for the OS X license if it is going to get
>me up and running quickest. I am currently running Mac OS 9.1.
>Thanks in advance.
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
|• Mac OS X||Tommy Beavitt||2 Jun|
| • Re: Mac OS X||Paul DuBois||3 Jun|
| • Re: Mac OS X||Zachary Burnham||3 Jun|