Reviving an Old Tiger

An old machine that proved its mettle on the line can be a handy development server, on a pinch. Especially if you're starting up by pulling your boot straps, as I currently am. I have this Blue & White G3 that served me faithfully for the last, say, 10 years. Bitrot, alas, is not a hardware problem: software version numbers climb and software authors drop support for older operating systems and configurations, and we misers are left struggling and scavenging for information to make things compile and install. So, for my own reference, here's what I did this time. This applies to Mac OS X 10.4.11, AKA Tiger:

Sybase 12
Get the latest EBF for Mac OS, EBF17473. It works beautifully.
XCode 2.5
I had to root quite a bit around the newly redesigned Apple Developer site. The image name is xcode25_8m2558_developerdvd.dmg
MySQL 5.1.49
A challenge for GCC 4.0.1, it kernel-panicked the machine once. I followed these fine instructions. I set it up to start up automatically on boot, via the following launchd script:

<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">

Put it in /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mysql.mysqld.plist.

Apache httpd 2.2.16
I followed these instructions. The layout I used is this:
<Layout DarwinLocal>
    prefix:        /usr/local/apache2
    exec_prefix:   ${prefix}
    bindir:        ${exec_prefix}/bin
    sbindir:       ${exec_prefix}/sbin
    libdir:        ${exec_prefix}/lib
    libexecdir:    ${exec_prefix}/modules
    mandir:        ${prefix}/man
    datadir:       /Library/Documents
    sysconfdir:    /etc/httpd
    installbuilddir: ${datadir}/build
    errordir:      ${datadir}/error
    iconsdir:      ${datadir}/icons
    htdocsdir:     /Library/WebServer/Documents
    manualdir:     ${datadir}/manual
    cgidir:        /Library/WebServer/CGI-Executables
    includedir:    ${prefix}/include+
    localstatedir: /var
    runtimedir:    ${localstatedir}/run
    logfiledir:    ${localstatedir}/log/httpd
    proxycachedir: ${runtimedir}/proxy

and the configuration is this (culled from here):

CFLAGS="-arch ppc -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk" ./configure \
--enable-layout=DarwinLocal \
--enable-access \
--enable-actions --enable-alias --enable-asis --enable-auth \
--enable-auth_dbm --enable-auth_digest --enable-autoindex \
--enable-cache --enable-cgi --enable-dav --enable-dav_fs \
--enable-deflate --enable-dir --enable-disk_cache \
--enable-dumpio --enable-env --enable-expires --enable-fastcgi \
--enable-file_cache --enable-headers --enable-imap \
--enable-include --enable-info --enable-log_config \
--enable-log_forensic --enable-logio --enable-mem_cache --enable-mime \
--enable-mime_magic --enable-negotiation --enable-perl \
--enable-rewrite --enable-setenvif --enable-speling --enable-ssl \
--enable-status --enable-suexec --enable-unique_id --enable-userdir \
--enable-usertrack --enable-version --enable-vhost_alias --enable-so \
--enable-module=all --enable-shared=max

These instructions allow automatic launching of Apache at startup.

zlib 1.2.5
libpng 1.4.3
Beware, as the DLL gets installed with the wrong name: it should be libpng14.14.dylib.
jpegsrc v8b
freetype 2.4.1
I configured it with the usual caveats.
libmcrypt 2.5.8
php 5.3.3
It took me quite a long while sort out the correct incantation to configure PHP. This is what worked for me:
./configure \
-prefix=/usr/local/php5 \
-with-config-file-path=/etc \
-with-zlib=/usr/local \
-with-xml \
-with-xsl \
-enable-ctype \
-enable-dom \
-enable-exif \
-enable-filter \
-enable-ftp \
-enable-gd-native-ttf \
-enable-libxml \
-enable-mbregex \
-enable-mbstring \
-enable-pcntl \
-enable-pdo \
-enable-posix \
-enable-shmop \
-enable-simplexml \
-enable-soap \
-enable-xml \
-enable-bcmath \
-with-bz2=/usr/bin \
-with-curl \
-with-freetype-dir=/usr/local \
-with-gd=/usr/local \
-with-iconv \
-with-jpeg-dir=/usr/local \
-with-ldap \
-with-mcrypt=/usr/local \
-with-mysql=/usr/local/mysql \
--with-mysqli=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config \
-with-openssl \
-with-pdo-mysql=/usr/local/mysql \
-with-png-dir=/usr/local \
-with-zlib=/usr/local \
-enable-dbx \
-enable-sockets \
-with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/sbin/apxs \
-with-kerberos=/usr \
-with-mysqlsock=/var/mysql/mysql.sock \

Don't forget to apply the patch described in this post. Be sure to make test!

Next, configure Apache to run phpMyAdmin, Drupal and Mantis (I won't have anything to do with either Python or Ruby, sorry). I expect this old Tiger to bend under the pressure but not break.

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