[TriLUG] Apache2 / PHP / MySQL Help?
bdmc at bdmcc-us.com
Wed Mar 26 14:10:48 EDT 2008
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 01:23:38PM -0400, Justis Peters wrote:
> Brian McCullough wrote:
> > Which I don't. I don't have much experience with VMware, having started
> > with Xen, and generally liking it. However, it means completely
> > rebuilding the machine, which the client isn't too enthusiastic about,
> > since he is here on the right coast, with me, and the machine is on the
> > left.
> Don't forget that my original suggestion was to use a LAMP appliance
> from rPath. They have domU versions for Xen, too. So, you can stay in
> your familiar territory. I still think it's within reach to fix the
> existing installation, though. I'm just suggesting that you keep the
> domU LAMP appliance in your back pocket in case that doesn't work out.
What I meant was that installing Xen would be a MAJOR operation, and
that I don't want to do. VMware sitting in the existing, running
system, might be possible.
> Perhaps PHP is loading from a different php.ini somewhere. There could
> be lots of other things going on, too.
I completely agree. Unless there is a Debian guru who wants to chime
in, I don't think I want to expend the effort of trying to figure out
why PHP refuses to talk to MySQL.
> I'm guessing that "extension_dir" has a default value, which is compiled
> into the binary. You could find it by using xxd and grep, I imagine.
Possibly. I do know that Debian ( like most distributions ) makes some
customizations to the "base" code when preparing packages for inclusion.
> I hope this tip didn't seem either pedantic or didactic. My wetware
Never. Most people who know me know that I am frequently excessively
> As one more tip, I'd like to point out that your sysadmin may have done
> something previously that has brought this system out of compliance with
> the normal distro settings. Perhaps he installed the binaries from apt
> the first time and then used "make install" with a hand-built version
> that clobbered the original binaries? No need for finger pointing, but
> a few tactful questions could save you a wild goose chase or two.
Oh, no! We NEVER do that, do we?
Before Debian, and even after, I built many a package from source. The
rPath people are trying to cure me of that and convince me that I should
add everything like that to the repository, and then install from there,
and I am getting better. BAD THINGS happen when you sneak around and
add software to a "standard" system. Of course, if you understand that
you might not be able to update or upgrade it in the future, and have to
reformat and reinstall, have fun!
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