2117 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2011 8:22 AM by etresoft
Don't do anything to Apache.
First, explain exactly what you did. It is safe to install things to a Homebrew-specific path like /opt/local. Just don't try to replace anything in /usr.
Restore your /etc/apache2/httpd.conf file from backup, verify that Apache works, and then, when you have the original system software working normally, explain what software you would like to run, but can't.
It's not that easy I fear. The problem isn't with the httpd.conf file, but with the libpng file (now updated to ibpng14.0.dylib) This is one of several libraries updated by homebrew doing a:
brew install imagemagick
So Apache no longer can find it.
It's really hard to rollback to a previous state via backup because I don't know what directories and what files were affected by the homebrew install. If is there a way to reinstall the current version of Apache with all its dependencies, that could be an approach. Otherwise, it seems that for the first time I may need to reinstall the whole OS like in Windows.
Homebrew doesn't update any system libraries. Like similar tools, it installs things into it's own directories. I don't think there is any need to reinstall any system software.
Just humor me and restore a backup of /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf and see what happens. Then you can explain what you need that the base system doesn't provide.
Done: both are exactly the same (it's been a long time since I touched httpd.conf).
I did remember one important thing that I forgot (since it didn't work): I tried before to install ImageMagick using port. It launched an error message and then I switched to homebrew.
Maybe the damage was done by Mac Ports?
No, it isn't working.
I've checked php.ini and it has no changes.
In my /opt/local/lib dir I've the libpng14 library files, not the libpng12. Do you know if the standard one is libpng12?
If so, Apache httpd.config file points to the old library, so it's seems that somehow this time installing the ImageMagick library -and it's dependencies- updated that library, leaving Apache pointing to the old one.
I've already tried to get the previous version from the backup and Apache then complains about a different library. I guess the chain of dependencies included several of them.
I really think that a way to update Apache could fix this. I just didn't find any Apache package in homebrew.