Originally Posted by paulwoodman
I did install apache from the package instead in the end. I suppose i just wanted to jump in the deep end and learn how to install things from source rather going for the easy way out. I might uninstall and try again.
The first time I used Slackware, I did so to create my own webserver. I was too green to know that the LAMPP stack was included (this being my first foray into Linux from Windows world), so I installed Apache, MySQL, Perl, and PHP from sources.
I don't regret it a bit. And I still remember how pleased with myself I was when I entered "http://localhost" in my browser and a web page appeared!
Persons who have never compiled a program from sources tend to think it is much more mysterious and difficult than it is.
Persons who have done so appreciate how neat repos and Slackbuilds are.
I say go for it.