How to use in a disk formatted as case sensitive

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How to use in a disk formatted as case sensitive

Postby pfiguero » 09. July 2009 19:42


I tried to use XAMPP in a case sensitive journaled disk and there were some issues. I believe I fixed all with the following commands:

echo Changes to XAMPP due to case sensitive disk:

echo change lowercase xampp to XAMPP
cd /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/share/
mv xampp/ XAMPP
ln -s XAMPP/ xampp

echo Change the symbolic path for mysql.server in bin
cd /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin
rm mysql.server
ln -s /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/share/mysql/mysql.server mysql.server

echo Fix the path for crypt to /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/share/XAMPP/crypt
vi /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/share/xampp/xampplib

echo For some reason, the password for ftpd is not written in. You can use the following command to create the string:
htpasswd -n nobody
echo "Now, update line 45 (UserPassword nobody kUbgxp3dvAUVg) in the following file
sudo vi /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/proftpd.conf
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Re: How to use in a disk formatted as case sensitive

Postby etiger13 » 28. November 2009 08:20

I had been troubleshooting why Mysql would not start on my installation. At first I thought it was Snow leopard but then I couldn't find anyone else having this issue. So I opened up xampp (the script file) and saw it was using /Applications/xampp instead of /Applications/XAMPP. This is slightly sloppy as there are mutliple instances of this. The quick fix I used was just making a symlink in /Applications like this:
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ln -s /Applications/XAMPP /Applications/xampp

This let everything run fine. This should not have to be done as all instances of /Applications/xampp should be replaced with the capitalized versions or lowercase version, but only one, not both.
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