OS X 10.2.8

Mac OS X 10.2.8 update is out, but be careful. Remember how 10.2.4 broke Apache? That was because the software updater added some aspect of Rendevous support to Apache by boorishly overwriting rather than appending httpd.conf, thereby deleting any VirtualHosts and other custom configurations. (Fortunately the updater did make a backup, from which one could copy and paste one’s old config lines, but no OS should have to subject users to that kind of misery, especially for those of us who routinely run Apache and PHP on our Macs as local development environments — or even as main servers.)

(Via /.)

UPDATE: Sho’nuff, the 10.2.8 update may kill Ethernet connections. The linked discussion thread has a command-line fix, but I think I’m going to hold off on upgrading for a bit, till Apple addresses that kext issue.

UPDATE: Update pulled.