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Old 01-04-2002, 10:25 AM   #1
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Apache + PHP + MYsql distro

I'm after a distro that has apache + php + mysql all compiled together so they work fine and dandy.

I've toyed around for several weeks with redhat 7.1 but to no avail. Is there a distro which comes with all these fully functioning running and ready to go ???

the software I want to install is called PHP Helpdesk and the documentation is at

It says all it requires is the above software but I cannot get it to work on many clean installs of the server version of RH 7.1 which i think doesnt come with Mysql.

I've tried installing mysql but have had various issues with it, so I'm just after a simple life...

I'd be very grateful if anyone has a distro to suit me


go on Jamie, answer me, u know u wanna
Old 01-04-2002, 01:14 PM   #2
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Redhat 7 comes with all of these. You may need to do a custom install.

for mysql, include the datadumper, perl and dbi
Old 01-04-2002, 05:42 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure any version of redhat comes with all the components. It doesn't, however, make it easy to set them up. I would highly recommend that you try Mandrake 8.1. Not only does it have a very easy install, if you select apache, php, and mysql, they will all be installed and working the first time you boot up. I don't know how you can beat that. If you want to stick with RedHat, you might want to try something I found on Freshmeat called Apache Toolbox. It is a script file that will download,compile , and configure apache,php, and mysql. As long as you don't pick any strange modules, it works great. It does help if you have a fast connection since it will probably download a few things.
Old 01-08-2002, 06:20 AM   #4
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ok cheers, I'm downloading mandrake as I type ....

Maybe redhat will do this but I didnt realise you had to select custom packages, the default server install installed PHP with no MYsql support etc which is a nightmare.

hopefully Mandrake will sort me out !

thanks everyone

Old 01-09-2002, 01:25 PM   #5
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php, mysql, apache

Im running Red Hat 7.2 and have all 3 working just fine. You do have to do a custom install and select the packages you want installed but after that it just works!
Check it out


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