Setting up a local development for Magento.

Hold on Cowboy

This blog post is pretty old. Be careful with the information you find in here. It's likely dead, dying, or wildly inaccurate.

mod_rewrite for /media

Symbolic links for .htaccess local.xml

SVN:ignore for .htaccess local.xml

Install modules via pear on local devel.

Did this help you out? It took me a few days to piece together all this information together, I hope this saves you some time (who knows, maybe the future me will be thankful I wrote this down). Let me know your thoughts.