On Thu, 2010-08-19 at 19:04 +0100, e-letter wrote:

> On 19/08/2010, HallMarc Websites <sa...@hallmarcwebsites.com> wrote:
> > I agree with the earlier take on this situation; you need to start at the
> > beginning and learn the basics regarding the technologies BEFORE you try and
> > manage them. You're trying to drive a car when you don't even know what or
> > car is and how to operate one so you keep crashing.
> >
> > Here are some great sites to check out:
> > http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/
> > http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1868
> > http://www.wikivs.com/wiki/MySQL_vs_PostgreSQL
> > http://www.w3schools.com/
> > There are some great books out there as well to help you learn and I
> > recommend getting the reference guides as well. Since the gist of this
> > thread seems to be focused on the LAPP set-up and mainly an Apache (?)
> > configuration issue you might try the forums and mailing lists found there
> > as well.
> >
> No response from apache forum. Looking at the web browser output from
> the processing of the php file, the partial success of processing the
> file suggests that the problem is with php; if it was due to apache,
> html code would be affected as well?

No, because Apache doesn't need to process HTML in the same way it needs
to process PHP. The tag <?php in your code is being sent down to your
browser as HTML (view the source on the page you're browsing to) and
interpreted as a tag by your browser, hence what appears to be partially
processed output.

It's fairly clear by now that Apache does not know about your PHP
install (if there even is one)

I've just set up and installed PHP and Apache on my Mandriva box since
I've been at home, and it took all of 5 minutes from within the package
manager. Trust me, it's far easier to go that route than install the
packages one-by-one as you seem to be doing as, unless you know exactly
what packages you need, it's all too easy to miss installing something.

Are you able to install with the package manager, or is installing via
the command line absolutely necessary?


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