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Old 01-18-2004, 10:15 PM   #1
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Easiest Way to get Apache/PHP/MySQL Set Up

I have the desire (for learning/testing purposes) to get an installation of Linux up and running with the latest 1.3 Apache, PHP, and MySQL so that I can begin to practice PHP coding without having to pay for hosting until I become good at it. The only catch is that I know extremely little about Linux: virtually no command line operations, and really my only experience has been trying to work with Mandrake 9.2's wizards to configure things. So, I come here asking for help and advice. I am reinstalling Linux anyway (dual boot with 98SE), so switching to another distro would even be preferable since, after doing some reading, Mandrake doesn't appear to be that popular of a choice. Any opinions on good, free options that aren't going to be a total pain to get running? Thanks.
Old 01-18-2004, 11:37 PM   #2
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Best thing to do is use mandrake installation tool and install all those from the cd.
Or you can go to each site of the programs and get their source rpms and rebuild them doing:
rpm --rebuild packagename

Then look in /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/i586 for the newly rebuilt packages. All you have to do then is double click to install them. The programs will end up in /etc along with the config files (not sure that mysql installs there though). Each site for the 3 apps will hae documentation on the config files. I just did all this about a month ago to learn php and it was a great way to learn about installing and configuring server type apps.

Old 01-19-2004, 12:14 AM   #3
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There was a thread last week that has a link to a PHP Config Guide WebSite:

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