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Tutorial : Fixing issues with MAMP and Yosemite Beta

If like me, you’ve installed either the beta or developer copy of OSX 10.10 Yosemite, you may have come across an issues regarding MAMP no longer starting up the Apache server.

Thanks to Liam Gladdy, that issue has been resolved.

First, you need to install homebrew.

Then enter the following code into terminal (without the dollar sign), one line at a time.

  • $ brew tap homebrew/dupes
  • $ brew install libiconv
  • $ brew link libiconv force
  • $ rm /Applications/MAMP/Library/lib/libiconv.2.dylib

Once done, you should be back up and running!

Edit 07/11/2014 : It has been noted that the in line 3, the ‘force’ should be preceded by a double dash i.e force . This is in fact in the code presented above, it just appears that some browsers are rendering the font differently, and as such showing it as a long, singular dash. Copying and pasting the above code will still work.

Thanks to Giovanni and Dim for bringing this issue to attention.