So, I've had a new macbook for a couple weeks now and I'm STILL trying to get Apache to run well.
I tried for a while to run things with the default installation of Apache on Leopard, but grew frustrated and gave up when trying to install the damn GD image library and a few other things.
So I downloaded Xampp - and it installed and everything seemed to be working great.
If I understand correctly Xampp is its own appliction and it runs Apache from within itself. It has its own config files, and I think its own binary, right?
The only problem is it seems like Apache is loading the config files from the original installation, not Xampp. When I go to http://Localhost
I get "/xampp/index.php not found on this server" - which I think means it's looking for the right stuff (the default Xampp page) in the wrong place (/etc/sites/ or wherever localhost is). Also when I run 'httpd -S' in terminal I get a notice about a syntax error in "/private/etc/Apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf" - which is the config file for the stock Apache installation, not the Xampp one.
What's the deal?