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Old 11-17-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Configuring php with apache in Slackware 13.0...

I'm getting ready to glue my postgresql database to my website with PHP. I tested that php was up and running by doing

php -v
I'm running v2.2.0. I have uncommented the appropriate line in /etc/httpd/mod_php.conf, namely

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
I have also copied the php.ini file to /usr/local/lib. I then restarted apache and still my /var/www/htdocs/helloworld.php file would not work.


print "Hello, world.";

I test it by opening that file through firefox and inputing I end up getting the source code of the file instead of just seeing "Hello, world." I've also added an executable permission to the helloworld.php.

I have also tried adding the AddType line mentioned above in the httpd.conf file and still nothing.

1. I am wondering if maybe I need to uninstall apache and then reconfigure it with php and then install?

2. Also, I want to use Postgresql with apache and php. What else do I need to do to make Postgresql accessible to apache and php?

3. Now for some reason, whenever I try to access a php file in firefox it prompts me to open it. How do I change that?

Last edited by trist007; 11-17-2009 at 10:09 AM.
Old 11-17-2009, 10:21 AM   #2
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I think I might have fixed php. I uncommented the line

Include /etc/httpd/mod_php.conf
in the httpd.conf file. However, firefox and konqueror try to download or open a php file instead of running it. How do I fix this?

I got it to work. I just need to make sure httpd.conf and mod_php.conf were nice and neat.

Last edited by trist007; 11-17-2009 at 10:26 AM.


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