I've been trying to get my server to start up automatically when I turn on my computer, but I haven't had any success yet. I know there are probably preference panes that are supposed to do this but none that I tried so far worked. I have compiled both apache and mysql and installed them myself. So far I have been starting them with the terminal when I need to, like this: sudo /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl -k start *it asks for the admin password and I give it* *it asks for the SSL key passphrase and I give it* sudo /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe And then I'm done. How can I automate this? I'd like to write an applescript that does it, but I don't know how to make the applescript give the passphrase for SSL. Any ideas?