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Old 05-16-2005, 06:26 PM   #1
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creating a lamp server from the CD's suse 9.3

Please dis-regard the sniveling and whining of frustration.....
Mind you I have the books Apache, MySQL and PHP Web Development for Dummies and Setting up LAMP and the book, PHP and MySQL for Dummies.

here's the whole sordid details

After installing Suse which is easy, and then installing apache from source.. screwing it up. "
of course what the book shows is NOT what you see on the screen".. Screwing it up to the point of just re-installing suse so I can get a clean build.. re-install apache.... now do this about 5 times till you actually have apache configured and installed and actually in the file that matches the book....

Now we get to the source install of Mysql.... from source again mind you.. follow the book... and of course what the book shows is NOT what you see on the screen...Screwing this one up to the point that ya just re-install Suse again and Apache....... about 5 times until you actually get the MySQL to resemble something in the book.......

Now, onward to PHP... same thing as above except I can't get this to look like on the screen.

By now, I'm about SOooooooooo F^%$#@(* fed up with LAMP that I'm on the verge of just using WINDOWS XP again... Kidding.. sorry about that.. scared me too. EWwwwwwwwww (((((SHUDDER))))))

SO now, I'm back to a fresh install of SUSE 9.2 and I'm just going with a nice install of everything from the network... no source install.... I just want to use the rpm stuff and the way everything came with suse.

Now I'm doing some google searches for LAMP, I'm sure I'm just running into a problem wording the search correctly. I just want LAMP to run from the default SUSE and go...?

I don't really want to have to compile another install, I don't want to have to go edit another file to get Apache to see Mysql and I don't want to have to edit another file in Mysql to see where in the hell apache is located with this install. I don't want to edit another file in listen.conf or whatever it is.

There should be a nice straight forward way to do this.

Ok, I'm ready to stop whinning now... Sorry for my frustrating sniveling..

Does anyone have a link to how to configure a lamp server using what comes with Suse 9.2??

I have the books Apache, MySQL and PHP Web Development for ..... GASP DUMMIES.. which makes me feel rather inadequate ... I don't even rate Dummie status!

Waht I'm finding on Google and here and is how to set up lamp from the source files.

I want a how to.... for just what's on the suse cd.

If you've made this far listening to my whinning I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I also ask that you forgive my sniveling and whimpering.

Old 05-18-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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Concering the installation of Apache/PHP, you might want to have a look in the 'projects' folder on the SUSE server/mirrors. They provide many rpm packages of the recent versions.
Old 05-18-2005, 02:04 PM   #3
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Location: thailand
Distribution: suse9.3, Mandrake10.1
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Yes Lamp is a real pain even with 9.1.

I am trying to get anyone to tell me if 9.3 has fixed this problem.

Mandrake 10.1 has this all up and running on download, but there is a fault with the 10.2 64bit version
and would run Suse 9.3 64bit version if someone can confirm it doesn't have any faults with the latest apache 64 bit version with the Suse9.3?

Anyone help?

I have the network 9.3 64bit version but cannot figure out how it works if at all?

Help with this would be appreciated.

Old 05-18-2005, 08:36 PM   #4
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This LAMP tutorial comes straight from Novell's Coolsolutions and hopefully will be helpful. Good luck with it -- J.W.
Old 05-19-2005, 07:33 AM   #5
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Hm ... *deep thougt**

Where is the problem?
Install Suse, add the simple "webserver with apache2" in yast -> software -> selections

open mysql and add a root-password for the mysql-root
(I think in suse, you will be asked to do so during first time you start mysql - and the give you a hint how to do so).
shell> mysql -u root
mysql> SET PASSWORD FOR ''@'localhost' = PASSWORD('newpwd');
mysql> SET PASSWORD FOR ''@'host_name' = PASSWORD('newpwd');

Now fire up the necessary services:
rcmysql status
rcapache2 status (maybe you have rcapache or rchttpd - the change the service name sometimes ;-) )

When the services seem to work fine, you can start the runlevel-configuration in yast (yast runlevel) and set the to active.

To test apache, just connect your server with a browser typin in your suse-servers ip-adress or (on the same machine) type in http://localhost
There should appear a "welcome-page" from apache.

After that, take a little php-mysql-apache project from f.e. ""
something like "" - there is a descripion, how to install it.
If it works, everything is ready for work ;-)

Or take a look at




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