First and foremost, please delete the thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...&postid=687442
that I posted in the RedHat Distro forum. I think I have narrowed down my problem to something simple but seemingly unachievable in Red Hat.
Using phpinfo(), I have dertermined that my installation of php 4.2.2 is a) insufficient to run under Apache 2.0 (they recommend version 4.3.0 or higher) and b) not configured to use the mysql database module.
I have downloaded php-4.3.4 but it is not in RPM format and therefore requires manual installation. I unpacked the whole thing and when I attempt to run the configure command, I get errors telling me that my compiler (gcc and cc) are not in the path. In addition, when I try to install gcc, I get errors that the required modules krb5-libs and openssl are not installed. So, how in the world do I get this new version of php installed and configured properly with the mysql module?