After one too many issues with a Hackintosh and a short but painful trip to an Apple store my MediaWiki Windows installation needed moving across into the unknown realms of OSX. After some surprising turns the install worked and the steps have been captured for posterity.
Like most programmers I have a workflow that allows me to type code at one end, and a seamless, bugfree application will pop out of the other ;). Some part of the workflow invariably involves the use of Source Control Software, which at a minimum allows me to store away a versioned list of work so if something untoward should happen to my workstation my code and resources are at least retrievable in one form or another.
Over the years I have used many Source Control systems, the most recent CVS/SVN, and have issues with most of them (a subject of another blog…) but in 2010 a tool forced its way into my workflow… Mercurial (Hg). This is part one of my adventure in getting this running on windows.