Mac OS X is an operating system from Apple Inc. It was the successor to Mac OS 9 and here the 'X' means 10. Mac OS X is based upon the NeXTSTEP and OpenStep OSes developed in the 1980s and 1990s by NeXT Inc., which Apple purchased in 1996.

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mysql startup, shtudown and logging on osx

I am trying to troubleshoot some mysql problems (I have a table I cant seem to delete or drop, it hangs forever) I have 10.5.8 osx, I dont remember how/if I installed mysql, here is what I know: it ...
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How to get a man page for manually compiled software?

I'm using Mac OS X and I manually compiled llvm and clang because they were not available from MacPorts (a package manager). I presume clang has some kind of man page. How do I install and/or ...
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Accessing server with .local address

I just setup a new Mac OS X Server, named it myserver.local. I have a couple websites that I'm running from it as a webserver and am trying to access the server as such: ...
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How do I enable IP-forwarding in MacOS X?

What is the correct way to enable IP-forwarding in MacOS X? More specifically, what is the MacOS X command line quivalent of the following two Linux commands: echo 1 > ...
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VirtualHost Forbidden

Hey guys, I'm running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard with the default Apache 2 installation that it comes with and PHP 5 enabled. Anyways, I have configured a VirtualHost whose DocumentRoot is under ...
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mysql.sock problem on Mac OS X, all Zend products

I posted this on the Zend forum, but I'm hoping I can get a speedier reply here. I've tried every solution provided on this forum with no luck. When I restart mysql, everything appears ok. sudo ...
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IP Address discovery on LAN

I've got an Airport Base Station with two wireless clients and one ethernet client. The ethernet client is a device that I'm working on for a client, but the client has yet to tell me what the ip ...
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OS X Server VS Snap Server

We are currently in the process of upgrading our office server. Our current setup is a Snap Server 410 but we are looking to take a massive step forward in terms of speed. We are a design studio and ...
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Compiling SVN Perl bindings on Snow Leopard: tests fail

At my work, we have to build our Subversion environment from source since it is deployed on shared applications servers and all dependencies must be contained within the user's home directory. I've ...
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What does the @ in the permission column mean?

drwxr-xr-x@ 13 me staff 442 Dec 3 04:57 projects
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iconv mac encodings list

I am using iconv installed with macports as well as the default iconv that comes with OSX. I want to use a certain encoding - sjis-win, which is not one of the supported encodings. On Linux, there are ...
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Scripting Directory Services without passwords

I'm in an environment where user/group information is maintained in /etc/passwd and /etc/group files, which are NFS mounted. This is nice because we can just edit flat files to change user/group ...
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Propogate internal DNS changes quickly on OS X

This morning, we found that (due to a changeover) one of our DNS records to an important service is wrong. It has been changed on our primary DNS server, but clients at secondary sites do not see the ...
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Compiling mod_auth_kerb on OS X

I'm trying to get mod_auth_kerb installed, but I can't seem to find any information on compiling it on OS X. I'm getting the following when I attempt to compile: ./apxs.sh "-I. -Ispnegokrb5 ...
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How do I ssh into my Ubuntu VM when my Mac is on a VPN?

I can ssh into my Ubuntu VM (running in VMware Fusion) when I'm not on my employer's VPN. (It works both when the VM's network connection is NAT and bridged.) But when I connect to the VPN, I can no ...
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AD users in Snow Leopard with admin privileges

I've just authenticated my first Apple machine onto the active directory infrastructure. Yay! The only thing I'm having problems with is specifying that the AD user is an administrator, and able to ...
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Mac won't stay connected to the domain

I have a few Macs that I want to join up to a Windows domain, when I join the test machine to the domain it works fine but when I reboot the computer it looses it's connection and I have to delete it ...
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OS X suddenly unable to connect to Windows share

I have a network share to a Windows Server 2008 file server, that is used to view all media files on every computer at home. I've been able to access this share on OS X (10.6.2) for a year now, ...
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OpenVPN, Great on Windows, VERY slow on Mac

I'm not really an IT Pro, but this seemed like the best place to ask this question... I have setup VPN networks in the past, for fun, and everything was great, but now I've set one up for my boss, and ...
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Unable to get IP address from hosted dhcp

I have setup my Mac OS X server as a DHCP server and it is working fine. Now I have just connected a second switch to my old one (both gigabit) but the people who connect to the new switch are ...
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Setting up redmine on OS X

I am following along the redmine install instructions. I am installing this on OS X 10.6.2 with mysql 5.1.41. I have the database defined in the local Db; I can log into the local Db with the ...
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Remote Link on OSX

I have two machines on the same LAN, I usually ssh from one to the other and I was wondering if I could create a symbolic or hard link from a box that points to the other one. I'm using OSX on both ...
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Launchd starts job over and over again when it is scheduled to run once per day

I'm using launchd to run a script that should run once per day. Instead it runs a number of times (like 40) until it finally stops. Here is the script: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> ...
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MySQL lost after upgrading to Snow Leopard

Continuing a question started at StackOverflow - this was more of an administrative question. I made a silly mistake of upgrading Leopard a tad too soon. I thought I dumped my mysql files but the ...
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OS-X Leopard Apache starting up not behaving as expected

I am in the process of trying to get a PHP PDO MySQL driver up and running under Leopard and I am basically following ideas from Tom Gidden in forcing Apache to run as i386 instead of the Leopard ...
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Setting up a password protected download page on an OS X server

I need to setup a password protected download webpage on my OS X server, can anyone link me to some good resources that might help me do this?
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Single Sign On (SSO) with Xgrid, without OS X Server (10.6.x)?

I've been playing with Apple's Xgrid a bit lately and was hoping to find a means of using multiple agents, running tasks as an authenticated user, without having to run OS X Server on the controller. ...
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Snow Leopard Permissions in Shared Folders reset on saving file

I have several users who access their accounts on OSX through their windows machines over samba. As soon as they update/save a file, it sets the permissions to -rwxr----- which means no other users ...
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OS X VirtualBox, scp and apt-get install not working on guest OS?

This is an odd one. I've installed linux (both ubuntu 9.10 and debian 5) on vitualbox running on OS X. The install is fine, and once I switch the networking over to bridged I'm able reach the web and ...
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Any way to disable Grand Central Dispatch and fallback to older way of doing things

As per issue for MythTV backend at: http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/7582 when running MythTV backend on MacOS X 10.6.2, it crashes with: BUG IN CLIENT OF LIBDISPATCH: Do not close random Unix ...
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Painfully slow login to AD bound Mac OS X Leopard machine when off home network

Just looking for a little help with this problem that seems to trip a lot of people up and is causing me no end of grief. I have a number of fully patched OS X Leopard machines that are bound to my ...
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Do I need to reinstall PHP on Mac to get newly installed features?

I admit that I am a bit spoiled by the Windows installer. Anyway, I have mac os x leopard server and am trying to get gettext to work. I had trouble with pear but put the include for pear in the ...
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How do I create a new user and migrate email from another account in OS X 10.6 Server?

I'm having lot's of problems with one specific account that was configured before I got to administer this server. I'm thinking about removing and recreating the account, but I'm not sure how to do a ...
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Server unable to communicate OUT, fine serving traffic

We have several servers that are randomly loses the ability to communicate out to other nodes on the local network and internet. However websites are being served fine and we still have ssh access. A ...
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How do I setup sshd on Mac OS X to only allow key-based authentication?

I have a Mac OS X machine (Mac mini running 10.5) with Remote Login enabled. I want to open the sshd port to the Internet to be able to login remotely. For security reasons I want to disable remote ...
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How to kill an “exiting” process on OS X (state = E)

I have a process on my Mac OS X system which is in state E ("The process is trying to exit."): % ps auwwwxc | grep -si JavaApplicationS sbwoodside 84547 0.0 0.0 0 0 ?? E ...
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Potential double NAT problems in an OS X office

We have a Comcast SMC Business Gateway router/modem combo in our office, and it doesn't provide much in the way of diagnostic tools or QoS routing. I want to plug another router with Tomato installed ...
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Mac OS 10.4 asking for admin credentials for folder deletion

A user in our company uses Mac OS 10.4 on a G5. She has a CD with Illustrator CS3 stuff on it. She copied 2 folders on the desktop and now she needs to delete both. When she tries, she gets a popup ...
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Mac OS X Server: what's the difference between the server userIDs and locals userIDs? Are they distinct?

super newbie question apologies: I have bought a shiny new Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server pre-installed. I have 5 macs already in the house, and of course on each one there is already a login ID ...
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Mac OS X 10.6 issues connecting via vpn to Microsoft server

I am currently running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and trying to use the native vpn client to connect to our Microsoft vpn server. If I route all traffic via the vpn connection I am able to connect to our ...
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Where is my .profile file in Snow Leopard?

I am setting up Apache Tomcat on my OS X 10.6.2 and need to know where my .profile file is, for setting environment variables. I thought it was in the root of my home directory, but I cannot find it.
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Problem with Bridged Networking on OS X + Ubuntu with VirtualBox

I'm running Mac OS X Leopard as my host OS and have VirtualBox 3.0.10 installed. I'm having some issues getting bridged networking running with an Ubuntu 9.04 guest VM. I had bridged networking ...
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Automatically start postfix on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Hey guys, I'm doing a lot of test emailing for a PHP based application. I find that sometimes my emails become 'stuck'. I did find a solution, in the terminal I type (as root) postfix start, and I ...
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Special filename in OS X; semantics of asterisk?

So I'm using Mac OS X 10.5, and I have a file called _Mail.grxml that is being handled funny. ls -l will show the file, but ls -l * will not. It's just this one file; note ls -l | wc -l ...
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Why does Mac OS X Software Update not work when machine uses Active Directory?

My company's IT department is mostly a Windows run operation and in order to become more secure, they are altering the way that the Macintosh computers login to our internal network so that they use ...
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Which OS X version can be virtualized (and using what software)

Which OS X version can be virtualized (and using what software). Legally of course :).
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Will setting MySQL root password prevent it from autostarting?

I installed and set up MySQL on Snow Leopard, and created a Launch Deamon to start MySQL automatically (Got it from this tutorial). But the step to verify that it is working, doesn't work for me: ...
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Tell me the pros and cons of using WebDAV over SSL for file server access instead of SMB

In the organisation I'm in we have a mixture of OS X and windows XP. For years the Macs have also connected via SMB to the fileserver, however it's always been a bit flaky. On OS X it's prone to ...
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Fix for bash line-wrapping & backspace display bugs on Mac OS X?

When I open up Terminal (on Mac OS X 10.5.8) and type a long command line: ...the text doesn't go to the next line when it wraps around: Also, sometimes when I type a command and then backspace ...
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Mac OS X Server: How to create internet sharing with quota tracking

I had a question. I have OS X Server and wanted to set up a system where I have internet with a quota of 12 GB, I want to be able to create my own specialised login accounts and split the quota ...