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Wondering about Slashcode on OS X

posted by Krow on 12:23 PM August 23rd, 2001   Printer-friendly   Email story
hypnos writes "Just wondering, since I noticed the last posts on this topic were from June. Has anyone successfully gotten the Slashcode to run on OS X? I'm running 10.0.4 and spent the better part of a day just trying to get the preliminary stuff working...CPAN wouldn't install jack, and I had a few other problems. So has anyone made this work yet?"
I have a G4 mac but no copy of OSX :)
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  • This has come up a couple of times here on slashcode.

    I tried installing Slash on my OS X mac, and Mysql compiled and installed fine. Apache and Mod_perl had problems, and the Perl libraries on CPAN had problems. I'd wait until maybe OS X 10.1 comes out, perhaps then the platform might be a little more mature and things will work better..


    It's either on the beat or off the beat, it's that easy.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Don't waste your time porting. It'll never get used.

    OS X Client has a few problems. Its benign, fairly impotent but discreet about it. If you're a dweeb or a gram-ma you might want to go that route. Otherwise, get a real Unix machine.

    Its also about as extendable as grocery cart. Namely NOT! ... DO NOT try upgrading ANY or the installed software. You'll just end up regretting it when it stops working.

    Its slightly more stable than a mule going up a ladder but when it refuses to do something you're left
  • by Anonymous Coward
    >I consider every cent I spent on upgrading my G3/300 and on OS X to have been coins tossed in a pub's urinal.

    That would have been a great topic for your post, good phrase. I like OS X a bit more than you, and think it just suffers from Apple's rush to ship anything to get people off their backs.
  • For under $400, I bought myself a 750 MHz Athlon, 512 MB RAM (133MHz) two 15GB IDE drives to mirror each other, a SCSI card for my Yamaha CD-RM 8-8-24 burner (which is NOT supported by OS X) and I installed Slackware 8.

    Dude, sign me up. Where's the link(s) to buy this puppy?

  • by Anonymous Coward
    Anyone have the good sense to actually answer the question? Does anyone know how to get the slashcode running under OS X/Server? This "OS X sucks" thread belongs at OS Opinion... site&query=macos ...where someone actually cares.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    I too am interested in Slash on OS X. Since there are problems with the current incarnation, has anyone tried an older version of Slash? I am not sure if this would help, but might be worth a try. Can you still download an old version? I haven't checked....
  • by Anonymous Coward
    So is there a problem with CPAN? What kind of errors does it give you. Maybe CPAN needs to be modified, or would it help if the modules were installed manually? Did you try any of this. I haven't tried yet, but am about to as an experiment within the office. maybe I will be able to make some headway in the next few weeks....