After watching Fink try to compile 53,000 packages and reading Kellan’s comment on my previous post, I decided to abandon that approach for getting this laptop set up and go for precompiled stuff instead. Here’s a list of the key packages:
- Subversion client – precompiled binaries are provided by Metissian
- Apache – comes preinstalled, appears to work fine
- PHP – version 4.3.11 comes with OS X, you just need to edit
/etc/httpd/httpd.confto turn it on
- MySQL – official binaries available
That basically gets everything squared away for doing real development on this computer. I’m not sure why I chose not to follow the path of least resistance in the first place. As I mentioned yesterday, I already have Eclipse up and running, so now the only thing that’s left is Tomcat, which I’ll deal with a bit later.