Burn Out

So I’m sick… I stay home to work… I clean my desk (take apart the computers etc.)… I put everything back together… the PC has intermittent fan problems and keeps overheating and shutting down. Then I move to Ruby (the slot loading iMac) and it won’t power up…wiggle the power cable… wiggle the cable some more… wiggle the cable one more time and poof…a flash of smoke and light and no more Ruby.

indexhero20051011.jpg Well at least I got a new computer out of it! Of course this means reinstalling everything again and since I made the move from 10.3 Server to 10.4 I couldn’t just copy over the files.

So I reconfigured the existing apache, installed Mysql 5.o.13 and PHP 4.3.11( I got the package from Marc Liyanage’s website and it worked slick) and fought the permissions to copy the old databases over (oh, I bought a firewire case for Ruby’s HD… makes it so much easier). It was a matter of shutting down MySql copying the databases, changing the owners to mysql and the permissions to rw. I fought with the sequence quite awhile and kept forgetting about the folder permissions.

Now I’m working on getting Imagemagick up and running. I’ve installed the package but I think I need to reconfigure the plugin again.

I also installed SharePoints which I highly recommend. It mimicks the GUI from OSX Server and allows you to easily set AFP and SMB permissions on non-server versions of OS X. I’ve got the shares set up again and it seems to be working pretty slick.

That’s it for now…still sick