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The ABC's of PHP II - What do I need to make it work?

Mar 15, 2009, 02:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Shaw)

"Most distro's will have a ready made option at install time to add PHP and Apache, or they will usually have an option in your systems package installer, unfortunately there are a number of different systems in use here and it's not practical to try and cover each one.

"There is however light at the end of the tunnel. Most of today's distro's fall into either a 'Red Hat' style system or a 'Debian' style system. This means that there are 2 distinct package management systems making it quite easy to add new software. Unfortunately you'll have to use the command line.

"If you have a Red Hat system, then you'll use the RPM program to manage your packages, from your distro's desktop find the option to launch a 'Konsole' (KDE) or an 'XTerminal' or something similar. The option your looking for may be labelled 'Shell' or 'Command Line'."

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