I am reluctant to use MAMP because I went to the trouble of getting xdebug-2.0.5 to work with my PHP install (entropy's 5.3.0-3) so here's the deal:
1. Apache 2.2.11 (stock Leopard version)
-mod_rewrite IS DEFINITELY enabled
2. PHP 5.3.0-3
3. MySql 5.1.x
4. OSX 10.5.7
I get everything set up on SS's install page, but when I go ahead with the install, SS complains that either I need to enable mod_rewrite (it already is) or that I need to set AllowOverride All. When I set AllowOverride ANYWHERE (in httpd.conf, httpd-userdir.conf,*HOME*.conf) and try to return to the install page, I get a "forbidden" error. Has anyone set this up on OSX without MAMP?
BTW, if you're having trouble getting xdebug to work, I posted a solution: http://www.entropy.ch/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=4020