Ubuntu is my Linux of choice. It has been for a long time. I've been a huge fan of Debian since the late '90s -- I was a Debian Developer stuck in the NM queue for a few years -- but the release cycle was way too long for my tastes (which invariably meant I kept most of my systems running testing or unstable). So I switched to Ubuntu pretty early on. Read more…
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launchd is Mac OS X 10.4's replacement for
inetd and all the various startup bits like
/Library/StartupItems (as was the preferred way in Mac OS X up to 10.3.x). It's all replaced with one supervisor daemon which controls the startup (and restart upon failure) of daemons, schedules regular running of tasks and other hoopy things. I've been reading a little about it at Introduction to Tiger Terminal part 5 and Getting started with
launchd trying to figure out how to make it work for me. And I came up with settings, that will launch the Darwin Ports copies of both MySQL and PostgreSQL on demand, which you can download here: mysql4.plist and postgresql.plist. Place those files in
/Library/LaunchDaemons and, to get
launchd to notice them, run the following: Read more…