I am not aware of any current issues with running Clearspace on Tomcat/MySQL on Mac OS X Leopard. This configuration should work.
So far, so good. MySQL and Tomcat both working pretty much as expected, and the WAR install went smoothly using the Tomcat Manager. My installation notes enclosed.
Two open questions at this point:
serving on port 80 as opposed to 8080 -- checking out Tomcat via Apache mod_proxy, mod_jk, or simply doing a portfwd at the OS level. The Tomcat/Apache interactions are not doing exactly what I'd expect, so I'm leaving it as-is for now.
creating a virtual host to serve /clearspace at / -- Tomcat virtual host instructions tried, but I don't think I have them quite right.
Base Leopard install
Set to static IP, assigned DNS
installed MacPorts 1.5.0 http://www.macports.org/install.php -- turned out not to need Macports, at least not yet
installed Firefox 22.214.171.124
downloaded and compiled mysql 5.0.45 from source -- http://hivelogic.com/narrative/articles/installing-mysql-on-mac-os-x
http://tomcat.apache.org/download-60.cgi#6.0.14 in /usr/local
Added admin user to Tomcat manager
Did NOT change Tomcat default port to 80 (requires run as root)
Created stop/start scripts for Tomcat
created DB, imported schema
installed clearspace 1.9 WAR via Tomcat manager
Can't connect to DB -- need to install JNDI source
Downloading MySQL connector/J http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/j/5.1.html and installed in /lib for Tomcat
Clearspace recommends two MySQL tweaks: max attach size and UTF-8
UTF-8 -- tweak jive-startup file, sql db -- alter database mydb default character set utf8;
/etc/my.cnf -- no file there by default, using large setup
500M max attach
localhost networking only
thread concurrency 4
comment out replication (SAV issue)
once LDAP working, re-setup and remove group settings -- still only logged-in users
now using LDAP groups, searching for begins with clearspace -- auto-pulls members of group once cn=Users removed from ldap base.