[Mono-osx] Getting Mono to work with Apache in Mac OS X Leopard

eto curtis.wensley at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 11:09:01 EDT 2009

by the way, I came up with a new numbering scheme.  (;

eto wrote:
> I've been using mod_mono sweetness on OSX using the built-in apache server
> for over a year now.  I really wish they'd just compile mod_mono with the
> osx binaries..  I've tried to get fastcgi working to no avail.. though I
> hear that fastcgi doesn't work well on apache even on linux.. *shrug*
> There's many issues getting a mod_mono running with the built-in os x
> apache server in leopard.  First, leopard has 64-bit apache where the mono
> binaries are 32-bit.  Second, is that the latest mod_mono now requires
> glib, where it did not before (My working copy of mod_mono was woefully
> out of date but I was happy). 
> Anyway, after much trials and tribulations, I've been able to build &
> install the latest mod_mono and use the packaged mono .dmg's (for
> easy upgrades) using these steps:
> 1) Ensure you have the standard mono os x binaries installed (I am
> currently using
> 1) Install MacPorts
> 2) Edit /opt/local/etc/macports/macports.conf and add (or change) this
> line to:
> universal_archs i386 x86_64
> Note: If you already have macports installed without this, you'll have to
> re-install all related ports.
> 3) Edit /opt/local/etc/macports/variants.conf and add:
> +universal
> 2) Install glib2 and libtool in MacPorts:
> sudo port install glib2 libtool
> 4) download (latest) mod_mono source or check out from svn
> 5) modify src/mod_mono.c and comment out this line (if it exists) as it
> borks on leopard:
> // sigaddset (&sigset, SIGPWR);
> 6) Then time to build & install mod_mono:
> PKG_CONFIG_PATH="/opt/local/lib/pkgconfig" CFLAGS="-m64" ./configure
> --prefix=/Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/Current
> make
> sudo make install
> 7) add these lines to your /etc/apache2/httpd.conf:
> Include /etc/apache2/mod_mono.conf
> MonoServerPath
> /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/Current/bin/mod-mono-server2
> c'est voila!

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