9 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2009 3:25 AM by slam38
slam38 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a Mac Book Pro OS X 10.5.6 Leopard, I have enabled the pre installed PHP5. The gd extension was not enabled on the test.php page. In order to install the gd2 extension I was advised to install the latest version of X11 and to do a custom install of Xcode 3.1.2 so that X11 SDK could be installed as well.

To install Xcode 3.1.2 you first have to boot into a partition with the Mac OS X 10.5.x installed. Could someone tell me how to boot into a partition please?

Thanks in advance.

slam38

Mac Book pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Leopard
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (61,345 points)
    Assuming that you have a partition with OS X 10.5.x installed either go to system preferences==> start up disk and set that partition as your boot drive or restart and depress and hold the option key before the chime and hold it until the select disk window appears - after a few seconds all bootable volumes will appear and you can select the one you want to boot from and click on the right arrow

    LN
  • KJK555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
    Xcode tools normally installs in the /Developer folder on your Leopard installation.

    If you don't have a /Developer folder, then you need to install Developer tools from your Leo install
    DVD.
    To "boot into a partition" ? That sounds painful! But if you insist... That's a new one on me
    and I've been around for a while. I've heard of booting up an operating system that's installed in a
    partition...

    Kj
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
    slam38 wrote:
    I have a Mac Book Pro OS X 10.5.6 Leopard, I have enabled the pre installed PHP5. The gd extension was not enabled on the test.php page. In order to install the gd2 extension I was advised to install the latest version of X11 and to do a custom install of Xcode 3.1.2 so that X11 SDK could be installed as well.

    Be very sure you need to do this before doing it
    To install Xcode 3.1.2 you first have to boot into a partition with the Mac OS X 10.5.x installed. > Could someone tell me how to boot into a partition please?

    Each and every time you turn on your computer it boots into the Leopard partition.
    You can install XCode 3.1.2 from the Leopard DVD or download it from ADC. In either case, the installation is automatic. Just follow the instructions.
    This thread might also be of use
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=9325732&#9325732

    Message was edited by: nerowolfe
  • slam38 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for your help I'm going to try what you have suggested the phrase I used "booting into a partition" came from the Xcode installation instructions but I didn't understand what they ment. Just as well if it sounds painful I'm not into pain.
  • slam38 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thankyou for the warning I am going to try installing it from my Leo DVD. I also had a look at the thread you sent me and that was also helpful. Thanks again.
  • slam38 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for your help.
  • slam38 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Going back to the warning you gave me were you referring to trying to enable the gd extension or installing X11, Xcode and X11 SDK in order to enable the gd extension. Is there another way to enable the gd extension for the PHP5, because ultimately that is what I am aiming to do. Because I am learning this stuff I don't want to mess up my computer.
  • KJK555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
    Ask and you shall receive:

    If all you want is GD support for PHP, MAMP has all that built in already, including MySql database
    support, Zend and lots more. All compiled and ready to install:
    http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html
    "So easy, even a cave man can do it!"

    Enjoy!
    Kj
  • slam38 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Kj

    Thanks for answering my post. I did look into MAMP but was told that it is not compatible with Leopard 10.5.6 and was told to enable the pre-installed PHP5 in my Mac Book instead. So that is what I did and I have everything on my testpage.php including mysql and mysqli extensions but I am missing the gd extension. So I was given a link to ositopicdesk where I was told in order to install the gd extension, I need to download and install Xcode 3.1.2, X11 SDK and X11, which I have. But I am worried about doing it this way because I have no experience with developer codes and was warned that I need to be absolutely sure before attempting this. Are you sure that MAMP is compatible with OS X 10.5.6 Leopard?

    Slam38