Bob Kukla wrote:
Previous message had no subject,,, sorry for that
We are all newbies ... some are older newbies ...
Even the "oldies" know that they're just "newbies
with experience" ... ;-)
I am very new to BSD and web servers and have just recently installed the latest 5.2
version. I have installed Apache 1.3 from the FreeBSD ftp site and have added mod_dav
successfully. The web server and webDAV are working fine. I now want to add php4 and
mySQL capabilities. I have read some of the latest mail and am confused as to how to
best go about it. I have never used php or mySQL before nor have I had it installed
on a web server. What packages and in what sequence , if any, should I install ?
Also, what does the number 20020429 at the end (/usr/local/lib/php/20020429 )
signify? Thanks in advance for your help!
I've no experience with mod_dav (in fact I just got done looking
it up at google), so I can't say whether it will be affected, or not
(I would suspect not, I tend to be an optimist....) but:
[Read the lower section about MySQL before you
do any installation ...]
I generally just go to /usr/ports/lang/php4 and type
"make install clean" as root. This gets me mod_php4,
the PHP CLI, it even builds a CGI you can move to your
cgi dir if you desire/need to. If it's your first time, then
expect to go through a ncurses-based dialog (remember
sysinstall?) where you will choose PHP extensions to be
After that, it's a matter of the appropriate modifications
to httpd.conf. I'd sure recommend that you cruise over
to www.php.net and check out their documentation: it's
well done, and they've some install "cheat sheets" for almost
every variety of OS/webserver on the planet (well, many of them,
like I said, I'm optimistic...)
MySQL is similar. IIRC, it may be best to get MySQL going
Like I said, the docs at php.net are good. I also like the
boards at www.phpbuilder.com for PHP help and community....
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