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Are there any good sites that explain the process in such a way that it can be done on a Mac without internet? I would put the installers on a USB drive and move them from an internet enabled machine.

I found this site, but it's a bit much. I'm not up for compiling things...


I once used MAMP and I didn't like it too much. What about the built in stuff? (which I just discovered via Google.)

edit2: XAMPP works well but I cant seem to get proper permissions for the htdocs folder. I tried chmod -R -L 775 htdocs and it is not working. I want to be able to dra and drip on finder...

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What didn't you like about MAMP? It's pretty straightforward and easy to use. PS: I updated my answer. – Loïc Wolff Mar 25 '10 at 17:38
@dex - I didn't like MAMP because there's a pro version and a free version. The free version was nagware. I also didn't find that it worked consistently. – Moshe Mar 26 '10 at 16:25
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You can use something like XAMPP or MAMP if you don't want to compile stuff.

You can copy them to a USB drive and install them to the target host.

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XAMPP worked after I got the permissions set up. – Moshe Mar 26 '10 at 16:23

You could use MAMP.

Just download the .dmg file, put it on the USB drive and install it wherever you want.

If you don't want to use MAMP, this question answer what you want: Apache + PHP via built in Mac OS X and MySQL installed on the side.

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Beat me to it. MAMP and MAMP Pro are very simple and easy to set up. – Josh K Mar 25 '10 at 17:25

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