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MacPorts Misbehavior Update

Posted on December 05, 2008 by Juan

FreeType issues under Leopard Resolved: The MacPorts installation of FreeType will now compile a version under Leopard that does NOT throw a

The process has forked and you cannot use this CoreFoundation functionality safely. You MUST exec().

error when fonts are used in PHP routines (fuller notes on this problem here although with my “hacked” fix, which is no longer needed). This problem as originally reported under Trouble Ticket #15909 on MacPorts.

Careful with that Apache2 upgrade, Eugene: I also discovered I have to be careful when updating apache2 under MacPorts in that it actually wiped out some of the configuration files stored in /opt/local/apache2/conf/, specifically it overwrote my modified versions of the /opt/local/apache2/conf/extra/httpd-dav.conf file and /opt/local/apache2/conf/extra/http-userdir.conf files. So now I am keeping copies of everything in /opt/local/apache2/conf backed up so I can roll back my changes after an upgrade of apache2 in MacPorts.

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