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I know this is a general question, but I want to make sure I don't forget anything important. I'm trying to make a Mac server like MAMP or XAMPP, but I'm not sure what I should compile. MAMP and XAMPP don't have the best interface, and are hard to upgrade and install modules on, on your own.

I want to include the more popular languages and modules, but I only use PHP. What do you think I should include beside Apache, PHP, MySQL, Perl, GD, and ImageMagick?

Thanks,
Ryan Pendleton

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What exactly are you trying to achieve? –  Cristian Ciupitu Nov 27 '10 at 4:10
    
I'm just trying to make a server that has the supports the common languages and modules. –  Ryan Pendleton Nov 27 '10 at 5:10
    
"Common" is subjective. Put together a system that has what you need. If you find that you need more after, add it. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Nov 27 '10 at 5:19
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Common is also nearly worthless in this subject. Figure out what you're going to run on this server, and then build dependencies to match. –  VxJasonxV Nov 27 '10 at 7:27
    
Well I'm not the only that's going to be using it. I'm hoping to release it like MAMP and XAMPP, but I want to make sure I have languages that other people will want to use. I guess another way of phrasing it would be: "What does YOUR server have on it?" –  Ryan Pendleton Nov 27 '10 at 20:40
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Python, PostgreSQL

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I'd be a hell of a lot happier if more developers thought like this. It's not a great answer, but it did make me smile. –  Tom O'Connor Nov 27 '10 at 13:39
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