Re: OS X Server 10.8.1
After months of fiddling with Server 10.7 server overcoming all of its defects and deficiencies, and finally getthing things going, I've migrated to OS X Server 10.8 and now a new slew of bugs, defects and deficiencies have appeared.
1) OS X Server 10.8 WebDAV service breaks _clients_ set up to use Server 10.7 -- by failing silently. This means every _client_ must be adjusted to fix the problem.
2) Profile Manger is broken after Migration. Very fragile. Error messages are cryptic. No documentation or theory of operation provided by Apple.
3) WebDAV public access does not work at all.
4) WebDAV log-in requires short user name, which is different than AFP access, but does not inform the user of problem or how to fix it.
5) The webdavsharing_mapper technology is extremely complicated, buggy, and undocumented, except for the actual .conf files themselves. No theory of operation provided by Apple. The relevant logs are in obscure, hard-to-reach areas that Console cannot access.
6) In OS X Server 10.8, the SVN module was silently dropped from Apache server. Attempts to restore it using WebApp functionality have failed. This worked fine on Server 10.7.
7) Absolutely clean install/setup usually fails to complete successfully in one way or another. Last time, it took about 4 tries to get through the setup without some error or glitch.
8) Can't seem to migrate SSL certs from server to server without breaking something.
OS X Server 10.8 is not software that "just works." In fact, it is broken out of the "box" and will require endless hours of fiddling in Terminal, pouring over obscure Open Source documentation, posting multple questions on these Discussions (which are not staffed by Apple support personal, thereby making _us_ Apple's volunteer tech support department, aka "The Blind Leading the Blind") -- after which time the server will still be spouting cryptic error messages into the log that have no meaning and no resolution.
The only consolation is that OS X Server costs only $19.99, which is less than some games, so if you consider twidling Bash commands fun, this might be a good buy. In fact, as a techno-nerd hacking challenge game, it would be awesome. For business-critical services, I'd say stay away.
What problems have other users encountered with OS X Server 10.8?
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