Tuesday, October 23, 2012

/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/OSX10.8.xctoolchain/usr/bin/cc: No such file or directory

Here I had an issue while trying to create the mod_rewrite.so (DSO).

After updating to MacOS X 10.8.x apxs is no longer using the correct path to the cc compiler

So a

$ sudo apxs -c -i mod_rewrite.c

give you

env: /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/OSX10.8.xctoolchain/usr/bin/cc: No such file or directory

You do have a cc it's just in another place so simply symlink to it

sudo ln -s /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xctoolchain/usr/bin/cc /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/OSX10.8.xctoolchain/usr/bin/cc

Then run apxs again.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

How to do continuous deployment

Continuous Deployment (CD) allows companies like Etsy.com to do up to 30 or 40 deployments a day. Here's a slideshare of how they do it and I've picked some interesting slides.

1. Definitions

2. Deploying frequently with config flags

3. How to do Continuous Deployment for database schemas

4. Ramping up the percentage of users

Monday, October 1, 2012

Cannot find autoconf. Please check your autoconf

I just upgraded to Mountain Lion 10.8.1 and found that doing a pecl install apc failed.

The fix for me was:

Step 1: Download, install and make autoconf

curl -OL http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/autoconf/autoconf-2.68.tar.gz .

tar -xzf autoconf-2.68.tar.gz

cd autoconf-2.68

./configure --prefix=/usr/local


sudo make install --prefix=/usr/local

Step 2: pecl install your apc

sudo pecl install apc

Afterwards you should be able to find the .so file here:


Step 3: Add the extension to your php.ini file


Step 4: Restart Apache