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Resolution of Ansible Issues on OS X Mavericks

Getting started with Ansible on OS X Mavericks. While following the installation instructions, it broke down on the final step, twice.

It first broke down with the following message (upon entering an empty password):

Then tried entering the password for my logged-in user, which resulted in the following error:

Solution 1: This was resolved with the solution found here.

After this, things were still breaking down, so I turned the -vvvv flag on. Here’s the output with -vvvv flag:

Solution 2: Go to System Preferences > Sharing, and enable Remote Login option:

OS X - Sharing - Remote Login

You will finally get the following output:

That’s all folks.

Local Websites in Apache after updating to OSX Mavericks 10.9

If after updating OS X to Mavericks, your local Apache setup stopped returning the websites that you had setup locally, then it’s highly likely that your httpd.conf has been overwritten. However, before it was overwritten the Mavericks setup created a backup of the httpd.conf file, httpd.conf.pre-update, in /private/etc/apache2/ folder. You can use diff tools to find out the difference between the new and old httpd.conf files. Most likely, the inclusion of httpd-vhost.conf file must have been commented out, so uncomment that (along with any other changes that you might have had in the older httpd.conf file).

Reference: Quick Tip: Getting Apache Up And Running After Updating To Osx Mavericks (10.9)