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so if i install this darwin thing, i'll have all the necessary things? or i'll then have to individually install the necessary things?

you use it to install the programs — you type port install <nameofpackage> and i think you find package names by typing port search <word>. so, if the package for the python imaging library was called python-imaging, you'd type port install python-imaging. i don't have a mac right now otherwise i'd check for sure, but i think it is on their website. it's just a quick and easy way to get open-source software.

so i install xcode tools? i thought i already had that. i'm so confused. i'm at the darwinports link.....

Philip's how to install for Apache with CGI

Method 1 — Ugly, fast

Please integrate into the main instructions:

Go into my apache document root:

cd /var/www

Get Sycamore:

svn co sycamore_base

Open the httpd.conf file. Add the line

AddHandler cgi-script .cgi

and then

<Directory "/var/www/sycamore_base/share/web">
  Options +ExecCGI

Restart apache:

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart
cd /var/www/sycamore/base

Open Change:

Do DB creation stuff.

Method 2 — Pretty URLs with CGI

Please integrate into the main instructions:

Follow Method 1. Then set your apache Document Root to be /var/www/sycamore_base/share/web.

Open Change:

Add the following to your apache config:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^wiki/(.*)$ /var/www/sycamore_base/share/web/wiki/$1 [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(index.cgi)
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.cgi/$1 [L]

Now 'index.cgi' will be gone from all URLs. The next step on your quest to perfection is using something "faster" than CGI.

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