Drupal on Mac OS X

by Anil Makhijani on June 21, 2008

I tried installing Drupal on Mac OS X Leopard the other night and everything worked right out of the box.  There are the two things I had trouble with

  1. The PHP on OS X does NOT come with the GD image library installed.  I found a very good tutorial to get it working here.  (The one problem with the tutorial is that the php.ini file that comes with the download did not seem to work on my machine.  Instead I used the php.ini file that comes with Mac OS X)
  2. The .htaccess file that comes with Drupal seems to be missing a line that seems to break “clean urls” on a OS X.  Adding the rule “RewriteBase /path/to/drupal” seemed to fix things.

Great, now that I have Drupal cleanly installed, time to try experimenting …


  1. Drupal in Python… weird: http://drupy.net/

    Seems to be a very literal (and awkward) translation.

    Comment by Ian Bicking — June 25, 2008 @ 6:07 pm

  2. Good find Ian. I’ll be sure to check it out.

    Comment by Anil Makhijani — June 26, 2008 @ 2:05 pm

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