My internet connection burst back into life after we replaced the cable wire, so I was able to return to work on getting my Mac ready for Open Source development.
Installing and configuring MySQL and WordPress was quite simple, and matched the instructions at MacZealots; except that I am using an older PHP/MySQL client, with it’s older password authentication, and got this error:
Client does not support authentication protocol requested
by server; consider upgrading MySQL client.
Instead of opting to update my PHP install at the moment, I just updated the passwords using the MySQL command line and SET PASSWORD:
SET PASSWORD FOR ‘username’@’localhost’ = OLD_PASSWORD(’password’);
Now I am working at installing OsCommerce and possibly Drupal, and all the software I need. This has been an amazingly uncomplicated process. Much simpler than setting up the same environment in Linux.
If you want to see the weblog, just access http://localhost/wordpress/.
(Hee hee hee. I am an evil woman.)