Re: Howto procced with: Apache, PERL, PHP, mySQL, etc.

Subject: Re: Howto procced with: Apache, PERL, PHP, mySQL, etc.
From: Manton Reece (
Date: Wed Nov 10 1999 - 14:07:21 MST

>I used the same set of instuctions. I had a real problem with the default
>install of Apache (the php install needs the src tree of apache, which I
>couldn't find.) I had much better luck reinstalling YDL and choosing NOT to
>install Apache. Then, I downloaded each set of source files, compiled, and
>installed them. Works great.

Interesting.. I ended up re-installing Apache into
/usr/local/apache/ and pointed PHP at that, but I didn't replace
Apache's normal stuff in /home/httpd/ and /etc/httpd/.

Here's a somewhat related question: If I want to upgrade to Apache
1.3.9 one of these days. Do people recommend building Apache into
/usr/local/apache/, and then moving the appropriate files to /home
and /etc, or is it easy to specify the /home and /etc directories
with the ./configure script? I'm assuming other people have gone
through this before, and your experience may be helpful.

>I had one problem. I couldn't find a ppc binary distribution for MySQL. I
>downloaded the source, it compiled perfectly and installed fine but it
>didn't install in the /usr/local/mysql directory. It put the executables in
>/usr/local/bin so I couldn't change the owner to mysql as the instructions
>indicate. (I tried changing the default install dir as per the README but
>the compilation seemed to hang up every time I tried.

Hmm, worked for me. I don't think I had to specify anything special
to get MySQL into /usr/local/mysql but I could be wrong. The
resource that I used as a reference was on WebMonkey:


One thing that I've quickly realized while working with unix: It's a
good idea to fully document what steps you take to install new
software, so that upgrades or re-installs from a backup, etc. go more

(I'm on the digest so cc: any replies to me if you'd like.)

Manton Reece
"I want them to remain secret for as long as men are
capable of evil." - Avi, "Cryptonomicon", Stephenson

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