Blast it all! I thought I got the Tiger bit out of Postgres. Whle fixing the dependency checking problem, I found that Postgres won’t run on 10.3.9 like it should. I’ll have to work on it later tonight.
Oops! Bad dependency checking logic in the installers. They’re fixed now (I didn’t bother to change the versions on these). The installers affected are Postgres+PostGIS, PHP and MapServer.
OK, looks like PHP and MapServer are not for 10.3.9 either. A couple recent Tiger changes are too much for Panther: libcurl (used in PHP and MapServer) changed from 2 to 3, not just a point version change; and libbz2 (used in PHP) is not in Panther at all.Looks like I’ll have to make separate Panther and Tiger installers after all 🙁 I’ll update the dependency checking later so the current installers won’t install on 10.3.9. The previous installers are still available if you need Panther support.
Finally finished updating the Mapserver, PHP, Postgres and libraries installers for Tiger. The old ones still work on Tiger, it’s just official now. Cleaned things up a bit also. The only version change is to Postgres 8.0.3 and PostGIS 1.0.1. And MrSID has been dropped from GIS Libs (a Tiger issue).
All installer now do version and dependency checking. No worries about forgetting something. Minimum requirements have been upped to Mac OS 10.3.9, Mac OS 10.3.6 compatibility would have required much more work but the old installers are still available. But, Postgres is not required for GIS Libs, PHP and MapServer if you don’t need it. Install just what you need!
Now to work on the build instructions.
I took the Tiger plunge this weekend. Overall, it went smooth. But I don’t care much for Dashboard, and I’m having problems with Spotlight (a common issue it seems).
I did an upgrade install (I’m brave, I guess). All my UNIX builds made it thru. The only hitch was Apache – my httpd.conf was saved to httpd.conf.user_modified and none of my changes were added back to the new httpd.conf. Which means that Apache was using Apple’s PHP. A quick update to httpd.conf restored my PHP and MapServer.
If you did an Upgrade install and are not up to editing httd.conf, here’s what you can do: delete
/Library/Receipts/php4apache.pkg; reinstall my PHP package. Simple.
If you do an Archive and Install, or Clean/Erase install, it looks like there should be no problems installing my packages on Tiger. But I’m not sure about Tiger Server.
I have a report that the build instructions also work as is on Tiger.
I hope to start working on Tiger builds (and a few updates) soon. I expect backwards compatibility to Mac OS 10.3.6.
Oops, my host had MySQL problems last week. Tho the problems didn’t affect the site much, my host decided to update MySQL yesterday, and that killed it.I guess I should keep a closer eye on my site, and not wait for someone to gripe (or not).
I now have all the old pages moved into the Geeklog system. For now they are just encased in GL shells, same content. Most of them will probably stay that way. As I have time, I will move some into more appropriate plugins – ie gallery, downloads.
The contact link above will send email to me. I may add a spam-resistant email address link later.
Please let me know if you find any problems.
As my dad would say.
I looked at the WordPress that my host provides as an easy install, but it was too much new for me. I guess I’ll stick with Geeklog. Until I get some plugins installed, and everything moved over, the old site is at http://www.kyngchaos.com/index.html (note the ‘.html’ vs. ‘.php’ for the new site).
2005/4/19: PostgreSQL 8.0.2.
2005/4/16: MapServer binaries updated – removed X11 requirement from packages.
2005/4/9: MapServer binaries updated and separated to new downloads page.
2005/3/25: MapServer binaries added. Added SumomOS ME.
2005/3/12: GRASS update in the Mac OS X porting instructions.
2005/1/23: More refinements to the Mac OS X porting instructions.
2005/1/19: GRASS now at v6.0.
2005/1/10: Added OGDI install to the Mac OS X porting instructions and >2GB option to GRASS.
2004/12/27: Added PostGIS install to the Mac OS X porting instructions.
2004/12/19: More fixes and additions in the Mac OS X porting instructions.
2004/12/4: Reorganized Mac OS X porting section.
2004/11/18: More fixes and additions in the Mac OS X porting instructions.
2004/11/9: Many fixes and additions in the Mac OS X porting instructions.
2004/9/25: More fixes in the Mac OS X porting instructions.
2004/8/22: Updated GRASS porting install instructions.
2004/8/5: Updated libpng – security update.
2004/8/1: Updated GRASS porting install instructions.
2004/7/24: More fixes in the Mac OS X porting instructions.
2004/7/17: More fixes in the Mac OS X porting instructions. Added GDAL install for GRASS and MapServer.
2004/7/1: Fixed up problems in the Mac OS X porting instructions.
2004/7/8: Updated install instructions for GRASS GIS and added new install instructions for MapServer.
2004/6/11: Updated install instructions for GRASS GIS.
2004/4/11: Updated Dark Horse status for Sazan Eyes and Oh! My Goddess!. There may be hope yet for Sazan Eyes.
2004/4/2: Started work on SumomOS.
2004/1/25: To heck with the Dark Horse Sazan Eyes status. Too slow.. See page for details. I hope Oh! My Goddess fares better ^_^
2004/1/20: Updated Dark Horse status for Sazan Eyes and Oh! My Goddess!.