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LAMP usually refers to the following open source configuration:

In this article, I will only consider PHP for LAMP.

Setting up a LAMP Server

This section will only consider setting up a LAMP Server for SuSE Linux (tested on version 10.1) and with a 64-bit CPU / x86_64 (tested on a Pentium D processor). Most of it will be the same for a 32-bit system.

see also: LAMP on Mandriva

Installing SuSE Linux

Note: Tested on version 10.1

under construction

Installing MySQL

see: MySQL

Installing Apache HTTP Server Version 2

Note: Tested on version 2.2.3

  • Step 1: Configuration (note the "rewrite")
./configure --enable-so --enable-mods-shared=expires,ssl,headers,http,info,rewrite
  • Step 2: Fix built-in errors before running make

For some reason, there is a problem with Apache's default Makefile. It looks for lib64 in the wrong place. It is simple to fix this error.

The problem is found in the following two files: srclib/apr-util/config.status and srclib/apr-util/Makefile (note: both files are created after you run ./configure).

Note: If you perform the following search, you will clearly see the problem:

fgrep APRUTIL_LIBS srclib/apr-util/{config.status,config.log,Makefile}

The output from config.status will have this

srclib/apr-util/config.status:s,@APRUTIL_LIBS@,-lsqlite3 -lsqlite /usr/lib/ ...

instead of this

srclib/apr-util/config.status:s,@APRUTIL_LIBS@,-lsqlite3 -lsqlite /usr/lib64/ ...

The same is true for Makefile.

  • Step 3: After fixing the above errors, you should now be able to successfully run make
make install  # as superuser/root
  • Step 4: Test your installation
/usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl start

Point your browser (i.e., Firefox) to localhost and you should get an "It works!" or something similar. (Important! Make sure you stop the server before installing PHP.)

/usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl stop

Installing PHP 5

Note: Tested on versions 4-5. Also note: the MySQL client library is not bundled with PHP anymore.

  • Step 1: Configure and make (note: with my favourite includes)
./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs \
           --with-mysql --with-mysqli=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config \
           --with-zlib --with-pear --with-bz2 --enable-calendar \
           --enable-exif --with-gd --with-ldap --enable-soap \
           --with-xsl --enable-mime-magic --enable-expires \
           --enable-headers --enable-ssl --enable-http --enable-info \
           --enable-dir --enable-rewrite --enable-so --enable-isapi
make install # as superuser/root
  • Step 2: Setup your php.ini
cp php.ini-dist /usr/local/lib/php.ini
  • Step 3: Add the following three lines to your httpd.conf (if they are not already present):
LoadModule php5_module modules/
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .phtml
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
  • Step 4: Re-start Apache
/etc/init.d/httpd restart
  • Step 5: Test PHP with the following (ie, test.php in the /usr/local/apache2/htdocs dir):
<?php phpinfo(); ?>

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