I just found this recent article on PHP on MacOS X over at O’Reilly. Their tips are useful and informative, but somewhat different than the configuration flags that I used on my machine since I have installed most of my libraries using Fink packages (Fink creates a special directory /sw for all the software that it installs). Here’s my most recent configuration:
./configure --with-mysql --with-apxs --with-gd=/sw --with-png-dir=/sw --with-zlib-dir=/sw --with-jpeg-dir=/sw --with-freetype-dir=/sw --with-xml --enable-shared --with-gd-imgstrttf --enable-safe-mode
Ming is a really cool PHP extension that allows you to create Flash animations on the fly, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to get it to fully build under MacOS X. I’ve managed to build the static library, but not the actual PHP extension.
Today while fiddling with Ming I discovered that an annoying side effect of running the recent Apple Software Update for Apache was a complete downgrade on my PHP installation. So I ended up spending a fair amount of time configuring and recompiling 4.06 in order to restore GD and extension support. In the end I was successful so it was time well spent, but it was definitely annoying.
I’m so glad the weekend is nearly here.
A couple Gonzaga alumni and their three children are taking a year off to travel around the world.
The Nolan family headed down to El Paso on June 24, where they walked across the Mexican border into Juarez and have now made it all the way down to Guatemala travelling mostly by bus. I’m really looking forward to following their continued exploits around the globe over the coming months.
Not an especially eventful day. Mary and I went for a 30 minute run this morning around Manito Park. I felt pretty good over the course of the run, but Mary struggled with some nausea. My calves have been pretty sore since the run though so I didn’t come away completely unscathed.
Morningstar Farm Veggie Dogs are so good that I’ve had six this weekend. And I think that your average person would be hard pressed to distinguish them from their beef filled cousin.
Tomorrow Ferris Team III has their big playoff rematch with University III at 5 PM. I think we’re capable of beating them, but it’s going to take our best effort offensively and defensively.