Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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 solution stack like MAMP or XAMPP, but I'm not sure what I should compile. MAMP and XAMPP don't have the best interface, and it is hard to upgrade or install modules on your own.

I want to include common languages and modules, but I only use PHP, so I don't know what else to include. What do you think I should include beside Apache, PHP, MySQL, Perl, GD, and ImageMagick?

share|improve this question

put on hold as primarily opinion-based by Andrew Schulman, kasperd, Ward, mdpc, Jenny D 17 hours ago

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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
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

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Python, PostgreSQL

share|improve this answer
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

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.