[LON-CAPA-dev] lon-capa on apple

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 12 May 2004 22:03:12 -0400

On May 12, 2004, at 3:52 PM, Guy Albertelli II wrote:

> Hi Hon-Kie,
>> Can the lon-capa software be loaded on an apple portable running OS 
>> X? If
>> so, how hard or easy is it to install?
> Does MacOS X come with apache 1 and mod_perl?

Oddly enough, Apple claims that it has both Apache 1.3 and 2.0:


"Apache versions 1.3 and 2.0 are installed on Mac OS X Server v10.3 and 
accessible from the command line; Server Admin provides a user 
interface for configuring and managing Apache 1.3"

modperl does not appear to be installed.

As much as I love LON-CAPA, and as much as I love MacOS X, the 
combination scares me. MacOS X puts a great intuitive user interface on 
  FreeBSD, but under the hood, stuff is wired up strangely. For example, 
at least in earlier versions, Apache had two sets of configuration 
files: one in the place where you would expect it, alas, not used, and 
another one in a strange place under the control of the Server Admin 
application. You edit the configuration files which you recognize, 
nothing happens. I am sure there's a lot more stuff like that.

- Gerd.