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  Open Source projects - mod_php3 with MySQL support

Unmaintained after RH 6.1 release -- proceed with caution
     This one has been bugging us. mod_php3 as provided in the Red Hat distributions through 6.0, lacks inherent support for connection to a MySQL database [... GPL'd in mid-2000 for upcoming versions]. Without getting into a discussion of the relative merits of the Apache decision in going with DSO objects, we simply applied the changes outlined in the php3 FAQ to an existing SPEC file [and indeed added by RH later in 6.1], and had at it.

     The mod_php3 files are at our FTP site for Anon. FTP transfer, here
     The corresponding MySQL files are at our FTP site for Anon. FTP transfer, here



     In RH 6.1, mod-php3 was obsoleted, and a standalone php3 was created. In order to properly install it, however, a upgrade to RH 6.1 is needed to get glibc 2.1 support in place (Probably not a good PR decision but the glibc mantainers forced RH's hand here ...). The SPEC file does not call out the Glibc 2.1 dependency, but it is there -- Apache will die trying to load the new PHP files without it. Some people are not interested in fully moving to 6.1, and so we back-ported enough on a 6.0 platform to make the jump.

     The backported php3 files from RH 6.1, built on a 6.0 host, are at our FTP site for Anon. FTP transfer, here
     And you will need the backported glibc 2.1 files from RH 6.1, built on a 6.0 host, at our FTP site for Anon. FTP transfer, here
     These may also require openLDAP files. In like fashion, backported php3 files from RH 6.1, built on a 6.0 host, are at our FTP site for Anon. FTP transfer, here



       

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