October 2007 Archives

A relatively sleepless weekend, and not in a good way. Here's an interesting tidbit, the common unix accounts such as postfix, mysql, www, and others, are now prefaced by an underscore character in OS X 10.5. Why, I have no idea, but when configuring scripts, make sure to change the usernames.

The switch to Apache2 for the most part went pretty well, it took a bit of trial and error to get my virtual domains working, but once I went back and poured over the sample configs, it all started to make sense. Just copying and pasting relevant bits from my old config files was not the way to go. :)

Minor issues compiling the DBD::mysql module, I had to use a slightly older version and it worked fine.

Courier-IMAP is what drove me absolutely nuts, I finally thought I had it all going, and then discovered that the auth module was throwing errors in the log, and I'm still trying to track that down. Also, despite attempting to migrate my older Courier settings, this apparently didn't happen, best thing may be to build it all up from scratch.

Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) is available in stores, and of course I've been playing with it for a bit. The new tabbed Terminal is great, having several terminal sessions all open in separate tabs instead of multiple windows is great, it really helps keep things organized.

Anyway, my first pass at upgrading my mail/web server from PPC 10.5 to Intel 10.5 went pretty well, everything actually seemed to launch and run correctly, web services worked, postfix was running, etc. Of course, I want to compile Intel binaries and not use the PPC codes, so I've been testing some installs. So far, most of them are going well, a few minor snags though, but I hope to have things working on the new hardware by the time the weekend is done.

I had forgotten what a pain in the ass a major upgrade can be... Made even worse by switching platforms, going from a PowerPC based Mac to an Intel based one.

I did a number of 'test compiles' on the Mac Mini just to make sure that things looked like they'd be working come Leopard day, and figured out that in order to clone my old server over to the new box, I'd have to format the drive with a GUID partition map, something not done by default when formatting from a G4 system... It's the little things that get ya.

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