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.


  1. Rod says:

    It’s those sabateurs from Redmond, you can bet on it.

  2. Rod says:

    ‘Cause we KNOW Apple don’t make junk.

  3. I downloaded and installed it at school via Airport. I haven’t had a problem but then I haven’t tried plugging in via the Ether(ington)net port yet either. We’ll see if Apple publishes a fix soon.

  4. I’m using the Ethernet port now at school and am not having a problem. The reason Apple pulled the update was because of “an issue affecting Ethernet networking on a small number of Power Mac G4 desktop systems”. I haven’t had any problems with it at all. I haven’t seen any great improvements either…