OK - made some progress using up2date - I now have LAMP
Now the issue I have is trying to install some PEAR modules
# pear install -f Net_Socket Net_IMAP Log Mail Mail_Mime File Date Console_Getopt DB HTTP_Request
downloading Net_Socket-1.0.8.tgz ...
Starting to download Net_Socket-1.0.8.tgz (5,441 bytes)
.....done: 5,441 bytes
No handlers for package.xml version 2.0