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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:39 pm    Post subject: 'All in one' server package? Reply with quote
I have a spare PC that I want to set up at home (i.e. intranet) that will allow me to play with website/PHP/MySQL etc.

I've tried installing various Linux packages (Debian, SuSE) as well as NetBSD, OpenBSD, and FreeBSD - giving up when I couldn't configure the services (main sticking point was Samba).

Anyway, I guess that what I'm really after is some package that I can install that will give me a preconfigured Apache (with PHP and MySQL installed) and Samba (all my other machines are Windows) - kind of what I imagine Plesk is I suppose

So, any free plesk-a-likes out there?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Plesk isn't an OS it just runs on top of GNU/Linux (RedHat distribution), or FreeBSD (in 34SP's case). I don't know of any free products like it but then you don't need it.

I've never played with samba but I know that all the webserver stuff is in the Fedara Core distribution of GNU/Linux.

Note: Plesk also runs on windows these days... :-S
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Samba is pretty easy to set up.
I would suggest FreeBSD, as the ports system is quite excellent.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hmmmm, I had *real* problems with the ports under FreeBSD - the things I tried to install ended up having dependency problems (I thought using the ports was supposed to catch those kind of things?!)

I suppose I'll just have to struggle on with trying to get things going; I can't really work out why it's all so difficult - I can't seem to get samba, apache, etc. to start properly.

Obviously I'm just a hopeless noob. (It was all much easier when everyone wasn't so secutrity conscious - I was Ok when I set up a system about five years ago )

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've not had any problem with ports and dependancy.
Though I do do a portupgrade every now an then to ensure I got all the latest stuff.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, I installed FreeBSD last night over ftp, and then installed the Samba 3.0.3 package... When I tried to access swat, I got /usr/lib/libgssapi.so.5 not found (or something like that).

Great.

Can I find any information about that library? where to find it? why it's missing?? No.

sigh...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Have you tried googling for the exact library name in relation to samba? Or checked the samba forums?
I don't actually use SWAT.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
SfCommand wrote:
Have you tried googling for the exact library name in relation to samba? Or checked the samba forums?
I don't actually use SWAT.


Yeah, I did a google... no hits Don't take any of this personally - I'm sure that many people have this kind of system working perfectly, it's just that I seem to always run into problems when dealing with Linux/BSD things. I don't want to start an OS war, but these are the kind of issues that keep people using Windows.

However, I will persevere (mainly because I don't want to run a webserver, mysql, etc. under Windows - because I don't want to spend more money than necessary!!)

Thanks for your feedback though - I'll try the install again this evening...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Have you tried another *nix distro, such as Red Hat or Mandrake?
You may get on with one of those better.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, I did actually get somewhere last night... got samba 2.2.8 installed (gave up trying to install 3.x), managed to sort out Apache and mySQL too

Now all I need to do is transfer my Access database into MySQL, design a few forms, and I'm away...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
jtuffen wrote:
Now all I need to do is transfer my Access database into MySQL


I'm sure you've made that sound far easier than it actually is.....

Although I suppose it depends on the size of the database!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
bensmyth wrote:
jtuffen wrote:
Now all I need to do is transfer my Access database into MySQL


I'm sure you've made that sound far easier than it actually is.....

Although I suppose it depends on the size of the database!


Well, it shouldn't be too hard - Access can drop out SQL IIRC, so I should just be able to populate MySQL from that... Well, that's the plan. Cue another night bleary-eyed at the computer screen

(According to google, there are also some freebie tools that claim to do what I want - the difficult part is the form design I fear)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
jtuffen wrote:
bensmyth wrote:
jtuffen wrote:
Now all I need to do is transfer my Access database into MySQL


I'm sure you've made that sound far easier than it actually is.....

Although I suppose it depends on the size of the database!


Well, it shouldn't be too hard - Access can drop out SQL IIRC, so I should just be able to populate MySQL from that... Well, that's the plan. Cue another night bleary-eyed at the computer screen :)

(According to google, there are also some freebie tools that claim to do what I want - the difficult part is the form design I fear)

john..


That shouldn't be a problem - its only html forms....
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