Remote Debugging of PHP with Komodo IDE on Mac OS X

I am doing development on Mac OS X 10.7, with Komodo IDE 6.1.3 using PHP and Apache, both installed from Macports. I want to enable remote debugging of my PHP scripts running under Apache using Komodo.  Following instructions from Activestate's website, I have configured my system as shown below to make it work. I have... Continue Reading →

The Mac OS X Terminal – My keyboard mappings

I made the switch from Windows to Mac OS as my chosen desktop operating system nearly 4 years ago, and I've never looked back.  I continue to use Linux as my preferred server operating system. Of a handful of frustrations from my switch to Mac OS, one I have solved today.  The Mac OS Terminal... Continue Reading →

Restoring a PGP WDE Encrypted drive

When using PGP (now owned by Symantec) Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) to encrypt your system drive, there are some hoops to jump through to do a system restore from backups. If you backup your system drive using SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner, then your backups will not be bootable. There are some things you need... Continue Reading →

Macports: How to install mod_perl2

When attempting to install mod_perl2, I received an error code 2. Very unhelpful error message, but after some googling, I found this bug ticket which explains what you need to do. Essentially, you need to forcibly uninstall perl5.12 (or perl5.10) and then re-install with the threads variant: Then you can install mod_perl2 with: Not a... Continue Reading →

Macports: Some useful tricks

I have decided to jump ship from Fink over to Macports.  Out of the frying pan and into the fire perhaps, but Fink's packages just don't seem to be kept up to date as well as Macports.  I'm keeping a close eye on brew as well, although I too am skeptical of its dependence on... Continue Reading →

Installation of Postgresql on MacOS X using Macports

Installing and configuring postgresql using Macports is a nightmare.  Documentation is very difficult to find.  Trawling the blogosphere, I have assembled the following procedure that I have had to follow to make it all happen, as it should. To install postgresql84 on Snow Leopard (10.6) using Macports, execute the following commands: Now to make sure... Continue Reading →

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