Keywords: Joomla - OS X - Technical issue - Other
I have previously (happily) used Bitnami mampstack and Joomla! module to establish a backup of my website on my localhost Mac.
It would seem now that this is not possible, ie no Joomla! module (https://bitnami.com/stack/mamp/modules)
And I would seemingly be best served by using Joomla! Stack (OSX VM 64 bit (I am thankful for the 64 bit!). And presumably I can back this up with time machine.
I ask a few questions below.
The instructions given in https://bitnami.com/stack/joomla/README.txt don’t seem relevant for installing Joomlastack on Mac OS X (No welcome screen on installation, just drag the app into Applications folder).
I have done the following.
Downloaded Joomla! Stack and clicked on the downloaded .dmg file, and dragged the app to the Applications folder.
Clicked on the Joomla App.
Clicked start on the control panel, noting the resulting IP addresss.
Clicked ‘Go to application’.
Clicked on the Bitnami logo in the bottom right at the IP address above.
Enter the username and password that I am given.
I can then logon to administrator, and play to my heart’s content…
However, the link to the quick guide to learn how to connect to the phpMyAdmin application at http://192.168.64.2/bitnami/index.html is broken.
Another link says that phpmyadmin should be accessible at 127.0.0.1/phpmyadmin doesn’t seem to work. My Mac says "For security reasons, this URL is only accessible using localhost (127.0.0.1) as the hostname".
Q. Could you please indicate how I can access phpmyadmin please, so I can set up database etc?
I can use the control panel to ‘Mount' the volume, and then use control panel ‘Explore’ to see that htdocs files are at the same level in Mac file hierarchy as other networked volumes.
But this is not at /opt/bitnami as suggested (I’m not an expert at Mac addressing, but if I go to that folder it does not bring up the Bitnami folder (including htdocs etc). May be my lack of understanding about what’s going on.
Q. The bitnami folder also has a file 'manager-linux-x64.run' - is this supposed to be in the OS X version?
Q: Is it possible to change the location of the virtual files on the Mac?
Q. Most importantly, are there instructions for importing other local htdocs and databases into this new virtual environment? This is important if I want to update php etc, and then import my old website. This is what I want to do now.
So far, I have had no chance to select components to install (as previously happened when I installed mampstack) as indicated by https://docs.joomla.org/Installing_Joomla!_using_BitNami_Joomla!_stack (I know this is not your website).
The FAQ link on how to install a Bitnami Stack for OS X is also broken at https://docs.bitnami.com/installer/apps/joomla/get-started/first-steps/#how-do-i-install-the-bitnami-joomla-stack (fyi, the windows link is also broken).
Sorry about the many questions, but I’m having some problems.
Any advice would be very much appreciated.