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Restore PHP, MySQL, etc. after a fresh OS X install
Authored by: pub3abn on Apr 04, '06 03:55:32PM

Personally I have not tried Rob's technique, but my thoughts are that you could run into snags that you might rather avoid. A simpler option is to get the PHP and MySQL downloads that come with standard installers (instead of needing to compile them, etc.). Then, all you need is to install those and restore the backup (you have one, right?) of your MySQL data folder. You may need to set ownership and permissions of the restored MySQL data folder, but that is a task that should be easy enough for even a UNIX newbie. It could all be done in about 5-10 minutes I think. No obscure terminal commands needed.



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Restore PHP, MySQL, etc. after a fresh OS X install
Authored by: robg on Apr 05, '06 06:57:16AM

I think this question was more generally targeted to "is 10.4.6 safe to install?"

The answer is seemginly yes, though a few folks have had issues such as mine. But my mini and PowerBook both updated fine, as did the wife's machine. Only the G5 had issues...

-rob.



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Restore PHP, MySQL, etc. after a fresh OS X install
Authored by: gcastaneda on Apr 05, '06 08:54:50AM

Thanks guys! I appreciate your feedback! Both of you were right on each of the two important aspects of an upgrade :-) I will just have to be extra careful making my backups before the upgrade.

Cheers!



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