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Old 10-08-2005, 07:17 AM   #1
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What distribution do I have?

I need to compile cURL into PHP. I went to PHP's site and read that I need to:
1) Download CURL and upload to the server
2) Re-configure PHP by running "./configure --with-curl[=DIR] --with-curlwrappers"
3) Make by running "make" and "make install"
4) Re-start Apahce with "/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart"

But my problems are:
1) I don't know what distribution of Linux I have (am I using BSD, Fedora, etc)
2) I don't know which directory my Apache server is installed (don't know where to look on the page returned by phpinfo();

Can someone please guide me to determine the above 2?
Old 10-08-2005, 07:28 AM   #2
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Open a console and type in uname -a that will tell you the distro name.
Who installed your system/Apache? They can tell you where it is. Or do whereis apache or which apache.

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Old 10-08-2005, 08:24 AM   #3
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Hi. Thanks!
The host installed all software for me. I just the commands and saw the following:
#whereis apache
apache: /usr/lib/apache /usr/include/apache

#which apache
/usr/bin/which: no apache in (/usr/lib/courier-imap/sbin:/usr/lib/courier-imap/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/root/bin)

#uname -a
Linux 2.4.20-40.7mecca #1 Sat Feb 19 17:51:35 PST 2005 i686 unknown

Does it look like I have a problem with my Apache from the info returned by "which apache"?

"uname -a" returns the same info as the first line generated by "phpinfo();" but I still can't tell what Linux distribution I have.....

I'm not sure if I still have PHP's "configure" (btw is this configure script different for different software?) on the system. I guess I can find it if I download PHP's source code distribution?


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