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Success on OS X.1?

posted by Krow on 06:30 AM January 6th, 2002   Printer-friendly   Email story
Has there been any success on getting Slash to run on Mac OS X.1? If so, pointers, gotcha's, quick tips on latest perl compilation procedure?
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  • I'm serious when I ask this:
    • Why would you want to?
    • Can you get rid of the MAC gui and use OS X as a real BSD-like server?

    "How about you interface with my ass? By biting it!" --Bender
    • this isnt intended as a flame just trying to explain.

      Why would you want to: alot of people who do web design work on macs it would be nice to be able to have slash installed on a local computer to play around with the templates before making changes to the main site.

      Can you get rid of the mac gui: Yes you definitly can, you can install Darwin on any supported mac hardware which is the open source (under the apsl) core of os X or you can just type >console as the user name in the login window and itll drop you into a normal command line interface (i think the default shell is tsch). and just to note, I remember reading that darwin does infact have impressive performance numbers for tasks like apache and other server applications, its just Aqua and the other stuff that sits ontop of darwin in os X that gives the operating system it's reputation as a dog in terms of performance.
    • Why would you want to run Slash on *any* particular OS?

      Now, to be a pedant: there is no MAC. There is OS X. There is no Mac OS X.1. There is Mac OS X, version 10.1. And yes, you can run it without the Mac OS X GUI, though there is little reason to do so; if you don't want it, then just install Darwin instead. But you could log in to Mac OS X using Console mode, by typing ">console" as the username in the login screen (IIRC).

      As to the poster's question, I've installed most of the Perl modules. I
    • As to why you'd want to... 'cause Mac OS X allows one to use fully-modern Unix without having to get a CS degree. I just kinda picked up the whole Mac thing by screwing around in it. Now I get paid out the wazoo to support Macs. I doubt i could have done the same with Linux. Now I'm thinking about setting up a Slash-based system. I still don't know much about unix stuff, but can generally muddle through. But while I'm doing that, I can relax in the (extremely comfortable) Mac environment instead of staring at a flashing cursor in a comand line. Oh, and one other reason... OS X on multiple high-end PowerPC CPUs results in some serious computing power. On Monday Apple is going to announce much faster processors, and that well could produce the fastest unix system one could get (for consumer prices).