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    setting up apache, php, phpbb and mysql in gentoo


    how do i go about it?

    i did "emerge apache dev-php/php mysql"

    but i have no idea what to do next. it appears that phpbb is masked.

    how do i install this stuff and unmask everything i need to?

    thanks guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedman
    how do i go about it?

    i did "emerge apache dev-php/php mysql"

    but i have no idea what to do next. it appears that phpbb is masked.

    how do i install this stuff and unmask everything i need to?

    thanks guys
    -weed
    did you add apache and your other server apps to your default runlevel?

    Unmasking depends upon how the package is masked...the emerge manual page WILL tell you how to unmask each of the packages.
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    as far as i know, if emerge didnt, then i didnt. i had no idea of what the hell i was suppost to do after i had emerged apache, php and mysql.

    thanks for your reply genesus
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    ok...find the name of the service, I think apache is still httpd, not sure since I've switched to lighttpd; however, once you have emerged it, you must run it and you run it every single time your computer reboots.

    to just run apache /etc/init.d/httpd start; however, gentoo has these nice little rc scripts that will always run it upon boot...

    rc-update add httpd default
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    Ok, a big advance on the situation.

    Firstly, I have figured out that I won't have apache start automatically on each boot, as I only need it whenever I need it.

    Secondly, I have managed to configure Apache with the php extension & it gives me output with the <? phpinfo () ?> code thingy (I don't know exactly what you call it).

    3rdly, I have started using Nvu for my web page development, and I have made 2 pages. The image(s) I have inserted into the page only work from an online site, rather than locally, which is a pain.

    4thly, I tried to install phpBB, but I do not know what to do with it as emerge has put it in the /var/www/localhost/htdocs/phpbb directory, but when I try to execute the so-called install scripts from firefox, they do nothing. A blank page.

    Also, the phpbb guide claims that I need to create a Mysql database, which I have no idea of how to do.

    Sorry for being away from this topic for awhile,
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