Leopard Annoyances I - Apache/PHP

Hey, it's new it's bright, and it works - kind of.

I do some web development on my Macbook Pro, and one thing I've found is that even though Apple decided to ship PHP5 with [stag]Leopard[/stag], they did not compile it with (as I have found until now) the following modules:

- mysqli
- [stag]gd[/stag]

I can live without '[stag]mysqli[/stag]', but I cannot live without gd, as it would mean that I cannot do any graphics manipulation.

Vidyut Luther have a good list of what's in Leopard and what is not.

For PHP5 there is Entropy, but it's not yet for Leopard, there is NAMP which looks like a better solution. But then one have to rely on their Apache installation and not the one which comes with Leopard.

I don't know which is the worst, or the best, but both of the option annoy me, as Apple could have compiled the missing modules into PHP.

Update:
Just found that there is also XAMPP.

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