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Old 07-06-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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Php 5

I'm going to sound like such a newb when I get done, but here goes......

I can't install PHP5 on Linux. I am new to installing any thing on Linux, I think I was lucky to get it unzipped or whatever the "tar" thing is. Reading the INSTALL and README files didn't help much, they both went straight over my head. Does anyone know a simple step-by-step tutorial for installing stuff like that, because I need one bad.
Old 07-06-2005, 01:45 PM   #2
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Never Mind, I'm stupid..........
I didn't notice the tutorials thing at the top of the page.
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:55 PM   #4
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If it comes as a *.tar , *.tar.gz, *.tgz, * or similar names then it the equivalent of zip file containing a number of files and maybe subdirectories. They usually contain source code which need to be compiled. The README should contain the instructions form compliling the application.


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