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Slash on OS X

posted by Krow on 12:23 PM February 6th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I'm thinking of using Slash to host a site from my machine running OS X. Has anyone had any luck following the INSTALL under Darwin and actually getting Slash up and running? Or is there a good HOWTO I can't find? Or best of all, can someone put together a .pkg to accompany the .rpm?
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  • ... but it's tough enough on Linux to get things up and running properly. I can't imagine trying this on OS X - not that it's a bad OS, on the contrary, there are just a lot of variables and pieces that need to hum together. A small incompatiblity might take you weeks to figure out and help (I hate to say) is rather sparse and a lot of the time I need to figure things out on my own...
  • Over the last few days I tried to install Slash on OS X and I didn't manage to get it working.

    Installing was easy and at least some of Slash's tools did work but I ran into errors regarding the dynamic loading of libraries when trying to use the Perl modules Slash::Apache and Slash::Apache::User.

    With some hope I installed a new version of libapreq, as detailed in David Wheeler's article on the O'Reilly network (, but that didn't help either.

    I'm giving up for now, not understanding enough of the mechanics of dynamic libraries but I'd sure like to know if somebody got it actually working and how.

    • Ask Pudge about how to get it to work. I know he spent some time this week fixing stuff to make it all happy with OSX.

      You can't grep a dead tree.
  • You can actually visit my site [] running on OS X 10.2.3 on my B&W G3.
    It is a lot of work but you can get there. The biggest problem I had was indeed with the libapreq. Once the libraries were deployed properly, using the modperl config from the MacDevcenter's article, it worked fine! (mostly, you'll enjoy modifying the slashd startup scripts ;-)

    If you can't get through it, email me, I'll take a look at my history.

    Good luck!

    --patience et longueur de temps font plus que force ni que rage--


    --patience et longueur de temps font plus que force ni que rage--