Welcome to Linux, the platform that often allows folks to insert their foot
in their mouth.
Try this - download the Apache source and try to compile it under LinuxPPC.
Do the same for PHP. Fortunately, MySQL provides ppc rpms of its software,
so that's up and running. And I downloaded rpms from ftp.linux.com for the
latest apache and the latest php, along with some loadable modules for php,
but everything dies once you load the MySQL mod for PHP. Looks like that mod
As far as the source RPMs (the ones on the source CD included with a
purchased distrib) maybe it's just my ignorance but I can't find *any*
source files for apache or php on my linux drive after doing an rpm -i on
the src rpms.
Let me also point out that I've been able - with little problem - to get all
of this working on my FreeBSD boxes. This points to one of the major probs
with LinuxPPC - not only does it not seem as strong as FreeBSD for server
tasks, but many in the community surrounding it seems to delight in passing
off stupid comments like "must have added some chlorine to the gene pool" at
every opportunity, thereby confirming their obnoxiousness.
I'm heading back to FreeBSD, where the OS is solid, the people are friendly,
and all the children are above average.
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>> Actually, I did install from the LinuxPPC CD-ROM, but I didn't see and
>> don't see the source files for Apache or PHP, either on my hard drive or
> Well, I must have added a little chlorine to the gene pool. Welcome to
> linux, the platform that occasionally offers the opportunity to
> excercise one's own brain.
> The linuxppc CD only contains RPM's, and those are for a specific
> configuration that the ppl who made your distribution liked. Download
> the sources from:
> The MySQL RPM's are at
> Or one of its mirrors.
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