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Old 09-06-2007, 02:23 PM   #1
Shane Roach
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LAMP problems with debian etch on Dell laptop

I think I need a good reference for ground up settup of LAMP. I looked around and folks made it out to be pretty easy -- basically a matter of installing PHP, MySQL and Apache. The more I got into it though, the more complex it got. There are like... pieces of apache, and so forth, and also tools for administration.

For a long while my problem was PhP scripts did nothing when hit from my machine, meaning I did not think Apache was set up right and PhP was not being processed. I added a line to httpd.conf to # include /etc/apache2/conf.d. I forced reload and all of a sudden now when I hit a PhP file locally it spurs some sort of loop where the page is opened again and again. (No, it is not in the PhP script itself. It is a simple echo command)

I changed things back the way they were and reloaded apache and now it STILL does this strange cycle. In desperation I went back to my Windows roots and just rebooted but it made no difference.

So anyhow, like I said I think I just need a ground up installation and configuration guide for LAMP if anyone happens to know of a good one. I have been perusing the internet for one for about 10 hours now give or take over the course of yesterday and today and nothing really helpful is coming from it.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Old 09-07-2007, 07:33 AM   #2
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Really should be pretty straight forward.. especially if you install everything at the same time.

apt-get update
apt-get install apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-php5 mysql-server mysql-client php5-mysql phpmyadmin
Old 09-09-2007, 09:27 PM   #3
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Ya, got that part. Believe it or not, what I did not know was that I had to have the files I wanted to view locally either in or softlinked to a particular directory for them to be observed in a browser as actual web pages. I thought I could stick them anywhere on the machine and open them with the browser to get the page. Indeed, some basic *.htm pages worked exactly this way, but anything needed php did not.

So you see, clearly I have a ways to go. Thanks for your attention though.
Old 09-10-2007, 04:08 AM   #4
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you should tell apache to feed all *.php files through PHP. try adding this line in your httpd.conf:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

also, try this

good luck!


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