i am fairly new to linux. i have been using mysql/php for a while, but always on a server with a nice control panel pre-installed. now i am trying to get a site working on a redhat 8.0 remote box and php is not parsing, mysql is not running or working right.
so i've tried to start fresh.
i did a rpm -e mysql
error about dependancies with perl-DB
and rpm -e php
then i try to install mysql a couple of times (once with a tar'd binary and once with rpm). but no luck getting it to run so far.
to make matters worse, this box is at dellhost who do not tech support linux.
how is the best way to find if mysql/php is properly uninstalled and if not to uninstall them and then to fresh install? is there any step-by-step instructions to installing and setting up mysql/php to work with apache (which appears to be running correct)?