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Old 05-15-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
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Cool Please Help with my phpmyadmin on Mandrake 9


Hi,

First off, I just wanted to say that I really appreciate any and all help forthcoming. I am a newbie for linux... my friends told me to install 'mandrake 9', which I have done, it's pretty straight forward. the apache runs itself and php and php-mysql (I believe client) is installed by default.

what I'm trying to do is to install phpmyadmin (which I have done on windows easily enough). I downloaded and installed all the required (i used mostly rpm.pbone.net for the downloads -- is this good?? any suggestions?).

I downloaded and installed phpMyAdmin-2.5.3-1mdk.noarch.rpm

I was in the process of following the phpmyadmin docs to configure the config.inc.php when I realized perhaps I need to install mysql server first...

I'm really sorry for all this confusion as to my scenerio, but I'm totally new to both mysql and phpmyadmin as well as mandrake 9.

I guess what I really wanted to know is if anyone has documentation for using 'mandrake 9' to install phpmyadmin (ie. what version of php, mysql server or not etc... rpm's I need to install first...) and then the configurations to get it to work... it was really simple in windows... but I really want to do this in linux.

Thank you all for any help, I really appreciate it.


mandrake frustrated
 
Old 05-16-2009, 11:50 AM   #2
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First off Mandrake 9 is really old. Any applications for that version will be old and probably no longer maintained, which in turn means they may pose a security risk.

If your machine is modern enough to run the latest Mandriva One, I strongly encourage you to abandon Mandrake 9 and run Mandriva One (or any other recent distro) instead.

The preferred way of installing applications is from the 'Official' repositories and via the Package Manager (or commandline). You simply select what you want to install, click apply then configure/use your newly added application(s)
 
Old 05-18-2009, 04:58 PM   #3
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rpm repository?

thank you for your suggestion... is 'CENTOS 5.3' good?

as for the correct rpm repository, do you have one that you can suggest?? is the pbone one good?
 
Old 05-18-2009, 10:59 PM   #4
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thank you for your suggestion... is 'CENTOS 5.3' good?

as for the correct rpm repository, do you have one that you can suggest?? is the pbone one good?
I'm not familiar with CentOS. You may be in luck with regards to repositories available for Mandrake 9.

Go here and follow the instructions: http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/old/index....[pm]=urpmi

The 3 main repositories are already selected, all you need to do is decide where you want to download from using the drop down box. I also suggest selecting the plf repositories.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 12:35 AM   #5
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Hey,

if you plan to use CentOS as the distribution of your choice here is step by step tutorial for web server and phpmyadmin:

http://www.mysql-apache-php.com/centos-lamp-server.htm
 
Old 05-19-2009, 02:34 PM   #6
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Thank you!

Thank you guys so much, I guess I'll be trying this out.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 02:46 PM   #7
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I have been using CentOS 5.x and it's just superb. It's a very stable Linux flavor because its same as RHEL with different name. You have yum package manager to install and manager all your required packages. phpmyadmin is a php scripted gui to manage mysql, so you will have to have mysql on your system to use phpmyadmin.


If you are considering a Centos Installation, I would suggest you to have a look at the following:

http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-se...86-ispconfig-2


http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-se...64-ispconfig-2


Go through it and you'll have a fully configured server. Skip steps which you don't need.


Cheers!!
 
Old 05-21-2009, 09:44 PM   #8
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Thank you all so much!!! I really appreciate it. the steps are very clear, I'm sure I should be fine now, thanks.
 
  


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