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Old 11-08-2003, 01:08 PM   #1
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phpmyadmin install dislays index only

I am installing phpmyadmin in order to install php-nuke (the only instructions i have been able to find on php-nuke involve phpmyadmin). i have compiled and installed mysqul, apache, and php from source files. after installing and configuring phpmyadmin pursuant to these instructions
i am unable to get the phpadmin interface to display.

when i try to browse to
i get "Index of /phpMyAdmin-2.5.4" (just aas if i was doing an ftp download)

the only error message i am getting is that when i restart [root@testy phpMyAdmin-2.5.4]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd2 restart, I get the following message:
[warn] module php4_module is already loaded, skipping

there is no other php install on this box ([root@testy phpMyAdmin-2.5.4]# rpm -qa | grep php = 0).

my info-php file displays the following

System Linux testy 2.4.20-20.9 #1 Mon Aug 18 11:45:58 EDT 2003 i686
Build Date Nov 8 2003 06:58:11
Configure Command './configure' '--with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/current/bin/apxs' '--with-mysql=/usr/local/mysql/current' '--with-pdflib=/usr/local/' '--with-zlib-dir=/usr/lib/' '--enable-versioning' '--enable-track-vars=yes' '--enable-url-includes' '--enable-sysvshm=yes' '--enable-sysvsem=yes' '--enable-ftp' '--with-config-file-path=/etc' '--with-gd'
Server API Apache 2.0 Handler
Virtual Directory Support disabled
Configuration File (php.ini) Path /etc
PHP API 20020918
PHP Extension 20020429
Zend Extension 20021010
Debug Build no
Thread Safety disabled
Registered PHP Streams php, http, ftp, compress.zlib
Old 11-08-2003, 03:15 PM   #2
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.htaccess file?

Doing some follow up, i tried to add an .htaccess file with "DirectoryIndex index.php." in the phpmyadmin directory. I followed up by reading the reference to these types of files in apache web server administration by ault. it didn't work and i tried an "allow from (ip address). neither worked.
Old 11-17-2003, 03:27 PM   #3
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i am wondering if i have the wrong version of the software. i raise this question after reviewing the cryptic install instructions at
Choose and download a distribution kit with the files having the extension (.php3 or .php) depending on the way your web/PHP server interprets those extensions.
i've reviewed the downloads and don't understand the distinction mentioned in this instruction. can anyone help explain was this quote means in terms of selecting a download?
Old 11-17-2003, 03:45 PM   #4
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In your Apache configuration file (usually /etc/apache/conf/httpd.conf), look for a section looking like this:
<IfModule mod_dir.c>
    DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.shtml index.cgi
Add index.php to the end of that line (after index.cgi or whatever filename is last) and restart Apache.



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