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Old 08-12-2004, 12:10 PM   #1
harplady
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Does Mandrake Linux have PHP/MySQL on installation disks?


I am so new - I only hope that this has not been asked. I still don't know how to navigate your site well. Anyway, I was given 6 CDs and loaded Mandrake 8.0 onto 600Mz PC. It has MySQL version 3.23.41 and PHP version 4.0.6. Do Linux installations always contain these two programs? Should I upgrade to 10.0? If I do, can I load it over the existing 8.0 program? I keep running into programming problems that seem to be fixed in the future versions. I work for the State of California and they want all of their current Microsoft Access databases up and running with MySQL/PHP. In case you haven't noticed, I'm training myself - so far I've been able to set up a few interactive web pages - very simple ones. THanks so much for your help!

Harplady.....
 
Old 08-12-2004, 12:39 PM   #2
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Linux distributions may or may not carry any packages like that... Mandrake is one of the many that does though, so chances are if you go to Mandrake 10, you'll get an upgrade of those packages and will be able to do things just fine...

Should you upgrade to 10? I'd say it probably couldn't hurt unless there are dependencies on this machine to where you can't have it down during the time of the install.

However, even running Mandrake 8, you can get the MySQL and PHP packages that Mandrake 10 is using, and upgrade the ones you have currently, without doing a complete reinstall. Or the other way around, you can install Mandrake 10, and opt to use the MySQL and PHP packages from Mandrake 8 if you'd like. Probably not something I'd do, but if you're doing something that requires those specific versions, it can be done with relative ease, I'm sure.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 12:44 PM   #3
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Can I install Mandrake 10.0 "over" the 8.0 program? Will it keep all of my MySQL and PHP files? I've looked at ISO (I think that's what it is) installation and feel like I'm on Mars - would it be better to just order the CD's instead of trying the ISO method? It just sounds so confusing to me.

Thanks to all for your help!

Harplady
 
Old 08-12-2004, 12:45 PM   #4
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harplady; newbie too, but here goes from the small knowledge i have. yes (in general terms) to part of your ?. since most of mdk have similar applications when updating or upgrading to next version will assimulate the older with out problems. did not have when i did from 7.0 to 8.1. you may only have configure the new version to replace old. hope oldtimers correct if am wrong. thanks guru,s for help. CSE fearnot your doing ok just do not despair keep on trying till you get it, its slow but sure. done that , been there n here i am.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 05:41 AM   #5
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Upgrading from 8.0 to 10.0 Official is a large jump, and you might be better to back up your config files, then doing a fresh install and looking at your old configs while editing the new ones. That way you're least likely to carry some error over or cause an inconsistency with your setup.

Edit: If you dont feel up to downloading and checksumming the cd ISO images and then burning them correctly, you could order the download edition for a few /$ from various sites(eg fastdiscs.com), and you might get the 4th bonus disk too.

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Old 08-13-2004, 08:47 AM   #6
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proud; thank you with that heads up. commendation 4 u.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 11:12 AM   #7
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Thanks to all for the information! I went to the fastdiscs site that was mentioned - everything was in pounds - How do I translate to US $? Or is there another US site that I could go to?

Harplady, California, USA
 
Old 08-13-2004, 07:49 PM   #8
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Try one of the many other suppliers online, eg http://cheapiso.com/product_info.php?products_id=84 or google for some more.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 10:57 AM   #9
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Proud! Thanks so much for the great suggestion. I just logged into cheapiso and got the CDs for 10.0 for $9, including shipping. That is super great. Now we'll have to see if I know what to do with it when I get it.

Thanks again!
 
  


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