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Installation issues on MacOSX with Mark Liyanage PHP5 package

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17 September 2007 at 10:06am

Edited: 17/09/2007 3:08pm

Andrew, can you have a look at installing SilverStripe on a Mac when using Mark Liyanage's PHP package for MacOSX? I was talking with someone yesterday who was running into installation problems to do with PHP settings.

I don't think it has as high a usage as MAMP, but any improvement done to the installer to solve the problem would presumably fix problems experienced by others, too.

By the looks of, the major possible problem would be that it configures php.ini with short_tags disabled. Other than that, check the memory limit...

I wonder if a possible fix is just to include an .htaccess file with PHP flags fixing the above, and people can manually chuck that stuff in? You could even consider putting these sorts of flags in, uncommented? (I don't know if I'm happy with an .htaccess file with a whole bunch of directives in there already. What do others thing of that?)


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17 September 2007 at 1:25pm

I've fixed the installer so that it works with short_tags disabled, so that shouldn't be a problem anymore. But as Brian pointed out, theres a lot of variables that we can't account for. I've updated the server requirements wiki page with some more info, and the installer now provides a link to this page when it displays a configuration warning or error.