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Managing servers is PITA. I love writing code to solve problems but setting up and maintaining a server is a whole different thing. Thank god I only need to do it once per new computer and maybe an update or two over the next few years. It's an arcane business with a 50 year old UNIX command line language that only engineers could love. Google and some helpful souls to the rescue. But before you begin, find a quiet cloudy day with nothing to do and nothing to worry about (like the market) and prepare yourself mentally for what is an unpleasant ordeal.


php is not working so you get an error message. The easiest way to get Google to help is type in Big Sur (the Mac OS) followed by the error message

Big Sur The requested URL was not found on this server.

The first couple of entries are useless so you wasted some time but since you are in "What, me worry?" mode you just plow on. This Google search proved useless. What's the problem? URL was not found on this server Try a different search

big sur path to local php apps

The sixth entry in this search is pay dirt!

Setting up a local web server on macOS 11 “Big Sur”

Rating: 5 out of 5
Last modified Mar 3, 2021 5:23 PM

Clear, simple, and useful. Got lost a couple of times but got it done. Here is proof

Pat yourself on the back, get some dinner and go for the next step, install the MySQL database. The above tutorial has a link to the MySQL installation tutorial.

Installing MySQL on OS X

Rating: 4 out of 5
Last modified Jun 27, 2021 6:55 PM

Couldn't be simpler, go to the MySQL website, download your version, run the installer, and you're done!

Except the installer FAILS! Have to Force Quit because the installer DOES NOT RESPOND!

At least the websites that don't use a database work.

Tune in for the next chapter sooner or later....😇

Denny Schlesinger
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The adventure continues.

I reach out to Apple's community help and they tell me to get help from MySQL.

MySQL sales say they can't help because I don't have a subscription to their help service. The cheapest one is only $2,000. No wonder Ellison is stinking rich. But they do suggest so I join that discussion board. Waiting for a reply.

Never give up so I continue searching and find MySQL's bug databae

and I search for "my bug"

Paste "mysql-8.0.26-macos11-arm64" (no quotes) into the Find Bugs search field and there it is

ID# 104439
Date 2021-07-28 11:41
Updated 2021-08-02 15:22 <--- today
Type MySQL Server: Installing
Status Analyzing (5 days)
Sev S3
Version mysql-8.0.26
CPU ARM (Apple Silicon M1)
Summary mysql-8.0.26-macos11-arm64.dmg installer hangs/freezes

I assume that the "force quit" sent the bug report to Apple and they forwarded it to MySQL -- all automatically, automagically

I guess I'll just have to wait for them to fix it.

Denny Schlesinger
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Oh Capitan,
Sorry i am not much of a help, but i am cheering you on!
Go Captain Go!!!!
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They found the bug...

[3 Aug 11:43] MySQL Verification Team
Hello Jeff Tiedemann,

Thank you for the report and feedback.
From the internal discussion, we discovered that this is indeed an issue with the build.

Ashwini Patil

Denny Schlesinger
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