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Old 03-09-2004, 11:22 PM   #1
fhameed
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A couple of questions..HELP!!


Hii everyone

Well i've managed to install red hat linux 9 and put it on my lan/internet as well.Thanks to all those ppl at linuxquestions.org who helped me with my problems.

I've a few more questions.

1.How would i know what's installed on my linux and what's on.

2.How would i install softwares from my CD.Please provide me with full procedures/where 2 look for etc.

3.How would i install stuff from the internet.I'm intrested in installing apache at the moment.Then i'll take it from there to all those servers which can run on linux.

Plus can you folks highlight careers in linux.
The one i've identified is linux systems administration widely used in the webhosting industry specially.

Fill me up with details

Thanks

Fahad
 
Old 03-10-2004, 04:14 AM   #2
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1. rpm -q package
will tell u whether or not package is installed on your box (if installed by rpm).
locate package
wil find package if exists
ps -e
should display all running processes on your box

2. what distribution do u use?

3. download the files from the internet, unpack them
tar -xvzf file.tar.gz
and follow the installation guides shipping with the file,
in case of apache u'll find complex documentation at apache.org

good luck
 
Old 03-10-2004, 06:14 AM   #3
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rpm -q lists all packages installed.
get something like 'xrpm' from net.
it's a nice little tool for browsing and installing packages

or in a terminal, (dos box)
rpm -q - list all your installed packages
rpm -ql <package_name> list the files it installed

I should imagine has some tool or package manager for installing from
the distribution disks.
have a look in the menus it set up on your desktop.

apache, I imagine comes with red hat.
look in /var for an apache directory or /etc/httpd /etc/apache
or in terminal

rpm -qa | grep apache

if you find some it's installed.

type "http://localhost" in a browser and you should get an apache help
page or something. If not it isn't started.

to start it:
look in /etc/init.d for a file called 'apachectl' or similar
then do (as root)

/etc/init.d/apachectl start

hope it helps


billy
 
Old 03-10-2004, 11:30 PM   #4
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Re:A couple of questions

Hii there everyone

Thanks for looking into my questions.

Well i used rpm -q apache and got 2 know that it wasn't installed.

I use RED HAT 9 and prefer command line cuz that's where you get 2 learn the real thing i believe.

Anyways i went 2 apache.org and downloaded apache 2.0.48 and i've extracted it with the tar command.

Now how to install it and in which appropriate directory??..i'll move the stuff accordingly then..

The apache user docs at apache.org seemed a little complex to me.

What's the easiest way 2 install apache...step by step

Please fill me up with details..i wanna get with the installation part asap and move with the configuration part.

Thanks guys

Fahad
 
Old 03-11-2004, 12:00 PM   #5
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apache is a modular system. u can compile it with a lot of options and modules. so we need to know what u want to do with the server and what u need. PHP, SSL - there are many opportunities...so i guess we cant spare u some reading in the documentation ;-)
but for the directory - i'd place it to /usr/local, it's the most usual directory - but it may reside elsewhere as well
u'll find some instructions how to install the package in the INSTALL and README files shipping with apache.
good luck

Last edited by j-ray; 03-11-2004 at 12:05 PM.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 01:19 PM   #6
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a little sucess with apache and more yet 2 come

Hii there

Hey i got a little successfull the apache installation part.

I downloaded it in my /home/user directory
extracted it properly
ran /configure(apache got installed in usr/local/apache2)
make
make install
------------------------
now i think i've 2 do some configuration part.

Please help me with that...where 2 look for and bla ...i'm personally looking into the apache docs myself...reading is a good habit

thanks guys..you ppl have been great motivation and source of help 2 me.

Thanks

Fahad
 
Old 03-12-2004, 03:33 AM   #7
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Apache Installed:I DID IT I'M THE KING OF THE WORLD!!:)) YAHOO00!!!!!

Hiii there

FINALLY I DID IT..

Apache is now installed on my system and i can access the welcome page on localhost as well

Thank 2 everyone here.

Will keep dropping by

Thanks

Fahad
 
  


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