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Dec. 6th, 2005 09:30 pm Cranky and hungry geek

It's 9:30 p.m. and I just got home 30 minutes ago after a 12-hour day of work, approximately 1/3 of which was spent wrestling with my web server.

On the upside I finally managed to get Apache 2 to work with mod_ssl, no thanks to Apple (had to download and compile myself, which I prefer anyway). I also began to get some clue of how I might get blojsom to work with Tomcat. Actually I did get it working with Tomcat pretty quickly when I abandoned Apple's built-in blojsom files and downloaded the .war file to deploy into Tomcat directly. Unfortunately, Apple's version is the one I want to use as it's supposed to tie-in with the user accounts that are already on the server (hence the necessity to get SSL working, first).

Whoever writes Apple's Mac OS X server PDF documentation should be strung up right next to whoever coded the buggy Server Admin app. Give me command-line or give me death.

Apologies to those reading this who have no idea what I'm talking about. Consider yourselves fortunate.

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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
Date:December 7th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately the sysadmin who's nominally managing my server only works with GUI apps. So I try to play by his rules so I'm not the only one who knows how to manage to box. But then when Server Admin coughs up errors like "Uncaught exception raised in Web client-side plugin...NSInvalidArgumentException" and then I find that the httpd conf file that came with Apple's Apache (1.3; they still consider 2.0 to be "experimental") has syntax errors in it, and when they're fixed I still get the Java exception in Server Admin, I just fucking give up.

I have no specific preference for blojsom; I was only trying to see if I could work with what was already installed on the Xserve.
Date:December 7th, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
I hadn't heard of blosjom until just now. I use blosxom, which is trivial to configure, but apparently it's like stone knives and bearskins compared to all this new Java stuff.

Apache configuration, what little of it I've done on Linux, has been difficult for me. It looks like it should be easy when I start editing the config files, but then things never work as expected.

So I feel your pain, but not because of Apple :-) .
Date:December 7th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)

duh!!!I'm clueless of course. Hope your current mood is better.