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Upgrading from older versions of OS X. Macs using OS X 10.7 through 10.10 must first upgrade to OS X 10.11 El Capitan before updating to macOS 10.15 Catalina. Go to the OS X 10.11 El Capitan download page to get it. Open the System Preferences menu and select Software Update. Older Macs often run better with earlier versions of macOS, for example. Or you might have old software that can’t be run on newer OS X versions like Catalina or Big Sur. In situations like these, installing an old version of the operating system may be your best choice. To install an older version of OS X on Mac, you need to. MacOS Catalina product compatibility. We’d like to update you on the development and certification process regarding macOS Catalina (10.15) for Steinberg products. MacOS Catalina has been released in October 2019, replacing macOS Mojave (10.14). Please keep in mind that other software you intend to use needs to be officially compatible with.

I finally switched to using Docker for local development on macOS. While the following tutorial works for macOS Catalina, it has limitations. I recommend following my latest tutorial on installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP on macOS using Docker.

Note: This post assumes you followed installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Mac OS X Mojave and have since upgraded to macOS Catalina. If you did not follow the original post, you should follow installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL on macOS Catalina.

When Mac OS X upgrades it overwrites previous configuration files. However, before doing so it will make backups. For Catalina the original versions may have a suffix of mojave or be copied to a backup folder on the Desktop. Most of the time, configuring your system after updating Mac OS X is simply a matter of comparing the new and old configurations.

This post will look at the differences in Apache, PHP, and MySQL between Mac OS X Mojave and macOS Catalina.

Updating Apache

Mac OS X Mojave and macOS Catalina both come with Apache pre-installed. As noted above, your Apache configuration file is overwritten me when you upgrade to macOS Catalina.

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There were a few differences in the configuration files. However, since both Mojave and Catalina run Apache 2.4, you could simply backup the configuration file from Catalina and overwrite it with your Mojave version.

However, I encourage you to stay up-to-date. As such, you should take the time to update Catalina's Apache configuration. First, create a backup and compare the two configuration files for differences.

Now edit the Apache configuration. Feel free to use a different editor if you are not familiar with vi.

Uncomment the following line (remove #):

In addition, uncomment or add any lines you noticed from the diff above that may be needed. For example, I uncommented the following lines:

Finally, I cleaned up some of the backups that were created during the macOS Catalina upgrade. This will help avoid confusion in the future.

Note: These files were not changed between versions. However, if you changed them, you should compare the files before running the commands.

Restart Apache:

Updating PHP

Mac OS X Mojave came with PHP version 7.1 pre-installed. This PHP version has reached its end of life. macOS Catalina comes with PHP 7.3 pre-installed. If you added any extensions to PHP you will need to recompile them.

Also, if you changed the core PHP INI file it will have been overwritten when upgrading to macOS Catalina. You can compare the two files by running the following command:

Note: Your original file may note be named something else. You can see which PHP core files exist by running ls /etc/php.ini*.

I would encourage you not to change the PHP INI file directly. Instead, you should overwrite PHP configurations in a custom PHP INI file. This will prevent Mac OS X upgrades from overwriting your PHP configuration in the future. To determine the right path to add your custom PHP INI, run the following command:

Note: It appears Catalina does not include the PHP Zip extension. This is a popular extension used by many packages. This was one of the reasons I switched to using Docker.

Updating MySQL

MySQL is not pre-installed with Mac OS X. It is something you downloaded when following the original post. As such, the macOS Catalina upgrade should not have changed your MySQL configuration.

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In addition to the substance, curiosity: every year the name chosen by Apple for the new version of macOS is eagerly awaited. Will it be Mammoth, Monterey, Skyline or something different this year?

The tradition of naming the major releases of operating systems for their computers dates back to Mac OS X, when Apple began to choose feline names and then, in 2013, move on to names related to California with OS X Mavericks.

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Just in 2013, it was discovered that Apple had registered over 20 California-themed brands for future versions of macOS. Over time, some of those brands like Yosemite, Sierra and Mojave have actually been used by Apple for its Mac operating system updates, while many others remain unused and others have been abandoned.

Shortly before WWDC 2019, only the trademarks of the Mammoth , Monterey , Rincon and Skyline brands remained active under Apple’s name . Anyone registering a trademark in the U.S. has 36 months from the approval date to file a usage declaration demonstrating their intention to use that trademark. This “intention” can be renewed every six months before that trademark is put on the market, for a maximum of 6 further renewals before the company loses all rights to that trademark.


In 2019, Apple used the name Catalina which was not present in the previously registered names, but it was an exception and this year the company could return to its original list. In this case, the available names are only three of the four already listed before, given that “Rincon” was abandoned in September 2019 after the 36-month deadline. Mammoth, Monterey and Skyline remain active:

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  • Mammoth probably refers to Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain, very popular areas for those who love skiing and hiking in the Sierra Nevata mountains. The brand was registered in March 2019 and was renewed in March 2020.
  • Monterey is a historic city and a popular vacation spot on the Pacific coast. The brand was registered in December 2013, but the authorization did not arrive until June 12, 2018. The last renewal request was made a few days ago.
  • Skyline probably refers to the scenic Skyline Boulevard that follows the crest of the Santa Cruz mountains south of San Francisco.

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So what will macOS 10.16 be called? Mammoth, Monterey and Skyline all seem valid options, but the company could follow the example of 2019 and propose a macOS 10.16 with a totally surprise name. Furthermore, given that macOS 10.16 will still be related to Catalina because it will have few substantial innovations, the name could be connected to this location: macOS Channel Islands (the group of islands of which Catalina is part) or macOS Avalon (the only city in the Santa Catalina island in California).

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Which one do you prefer?