I run a couple large subdomain installs of mu.
For a long time I got away without a local development clone but now I really do need to set this up.
I have tried to do so although their seems to be endless technical details to get around. How would you go about running a clone and keeping sites relatively and easily sync'd (I rather not have to rewrite config files every time I move back and forth or have different versions, with different settings everywhere).
I have MAMP installed and working on OSX. I have my wpmu installed copied locally. I have dumped and imported the database.
Currently I have the install copied into a subdirectory of my apache directory root. I realise that this is no good because the subdomains will never work that way - but that problem isn't as easy to solve as moving to the root. I loosely kind of understand that I probably need to enable mod_rewrite -but I'm not sure how and what settings this will require. Not sure how to set up the wildcard DNS entry......
I am half guessing that I need MAMP Pro...so I could set up a number of virtual hosts for each project?? but I don't want to fork out if unnecessary ...
At the moment I can't get a database connection -I'm assuming that is because somewhere something in my install references the original domain or db details.
There are a few tutes on installing on WPMU - but not much guidance around on setting up a good clean development environment.