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You can download a binary for node.js directly from the official website. The software is located for node and npm under
You should update your path to include /usr/local/bin
The clean installation of MySQL using the installer of Oracle does not work. You must create a file /etc/my.cnf with the following content to allow MySQL to start.
Trying to run application such as IntelliJ IDEA pops-up a window requesting to install JDK6 - but the OK button does not perform any operation. The problem arises due to the unclean transition from Apple JDK to Oracle JDK through Apple. You solve the problem by
A detailed description can be found under Mediaval Blog.
On Mac OS X, Apache DS is installed as a launchd service and is loaded at startup time (and upon successful installation).
You can stop the server by unloading the launchd service with the following command line:
sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.directory.server.plist sudo apachectl stop
You can start the server by loading the launchd service with the following command line:
sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.directory.server.plist sudo apachectl start sudo apachectl restart
You should always verify the configuration of your apache server with the following command line:
sudo apachectl -t
If you want to disable the automatic startup of the server, just modify the plist file :
should be replaced by
If you want to retrieve one of your google site website for archiving or offline usage use the google-site liberation application. The following values have to be set for my personal website:
The application did its job as expected.
Create text files in directory /etc/paths.d/. the text file contains paths you want to add to the PATH variable at system level. The operating system will take care of the construction of the PATH variable. This approach is simple to maintain.
Years ago, I threw my printer in the trash. I got tired of stupid ink, and stupid drivers, and that stupid grey box taking up space on my desk. I haven’t missed it since. Okay, fine. There’s one time I always miss it: whenever I need to print and sign a contract. Thanks to a fancy (but somewhat hidden) new feature in Lion’s Preview app, I’ll never miss my printer again. Open up a PDF in Preview. Click the annotations button (), then click the signature button (), then hit “Create Signature from Built-in iSight”. Scribe your signature onto a white piece of paper, hold it up to your iSight, and bam: you’ve got a stampable version of your signature sitting in Preview. Mr. Printer, meet Mr. Trash Can.
The initial post can be found under Tech Geek.
When upgrading to OSX Lion the configuration of mysql is cleanly initialized. Therefore tools using PHP and mySQL stop to work with a socket error. You must find the new location of the mysql.sock file and create a symbolic link to restore the mysql configuration. In my configuration I had to
Once the link provides access to the socket file at the expected location, all applications should work correctly.
Enable the PHP Apache module in the configuration file under /etc/apache2/httpd.conf.
PHP applications often require that the timezone is set in your PHP installation. By default the OSX PHP installation does not set the time zone. you must
and set the timezone in the configuration file. In my case Europe/Zurich.
To have your private Site - personal web site under Apache 2 - running under OSX Lion I had to add the following configuration in
This configuration tells the Apache server that the user personal files are accessible through the web server. For a detailed discussion consult the documentation of the Apache server. The user short user name is the folder name you see in the finder view. The same change applies to OSX Snow Leopard
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