Monthly Archives: July 2004

The Third Commandment

MySQL went onto OS X without much of a hitch using DarwinPorts, as did updated versions of PHP, Perl, and various modules therein. PostgreSQL seems to be working, but something about Movable Type causes it to not be accessible via ObjectDriver–a stub program I wrote in Perl can access the data in a test database via DBD::Pg just fine, but MT chokes on the same username/password/database combination in mt.cfg.

Math::Pari can kiss my grits. Crypt::DSA made me cry. I despair of ever making sense of that mess of hacks, patches, and recompiles.

ImageMagick can take a hike. I gritted my teeth and installed NetPBM instead. Maybe I’ll use the DarwinPorts version of ImageMagick and see if it plays nicely with PHP; other than that, though, I’m sick of it.

I’d hoped to get MT3.01D working in a PostgreSQL environment, but ended up using MySQL for it instead. It’s installed, however, and working nicely.

Having root is overrated.

Learning Experience

I will confess, I have never installed software on a Unix system before today. (Content management systems don’t count.) This is largely because I have never had root access, but never mind that.

I am hating every minute of this.

“So, how long is this going to take?”, I asked Matthew as I watched my terminal screen hang a few lines after typing “sudo port install ‘ImageMagick'”.

“Depends… what’s it hanging on?”

“It says, ‘Building XFree86 with target World’.”

“Um… you’re going to be doing that for a couple of hours.”

As Marcus would say, “Dagnabbit.”

Chore Leave

So, on the list of things I ought to do this weekend we have:

* Download and install MySQL, PostgreSQL, and ImageMagick on my iBook.
* Download MT 3.01D, pMachine, Expression Engine, and S9Y to my iBook for later installation.
* Wash, dry, fold, and mutilate massive amounts of laundry.
* Practice reading with Marcus.
* Practice numbers with Becca.
* Clean up hot spot next to the couch.
* Find tiramisu. Buy tiramisu. Eat tiramisu.
* Turn 25.