On Thu, 2010-08-19 at 18:09 -0400, David McGlone wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-08-19 at 22:24 +0100, Ashley Sheridan wrote:
> > 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)
> This is my suspicion also.
> > 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
> What was the name of the PHP package you installed? I E-Mailed him
> offline and had him run the command rpm -q php5 to try and figure out if
> php was installed and he replied with this:
> > No package by this name in the repository; have libphp5_common5
> > installed.
> Well I don't know what the name of the php5 in mandrake, so I can't tell
> whether he's actually got php installed at all.
> David M.
I used the GUI: K-Menu->Configure your Computer->Install & Remove
Then searched for 'php', and the first package listed was
apache-mod_php, which I installed along with the other php modules that
I normally install (like GD, mcrypt, etc). The package manager sorts out
dependencies very well. I'm not sure if installing over the command line
with rpmi will deal with dependencies like this, and it certainly won't
automatically install apache-mod_php if php is installed, as php doesn't
necessarily *have* to run as a web server module, let alone as an Apache