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Quick and easy mySQL and PHP installs UNIX
After much searching, reading out of date articles for old versions of OS X, and even trying my own installation of PHP from source (disaster), I eventually found this site run by Marc Liyanage and in no time at all I had PHP, MySQL etc running fine.

Now I can develop my sites from home without disturbing the live version until I've finished ! He seems to keep it very up to date - current version of PHP is 4.1.1 and he offers source code or binaries.

[Editor's note: Marc's site has been mentioned here before, and it's linked on the links page, but it's worth a mention directly as a hint. If you're trying to get mySQL, PHP, and other UNIX tools installed on your Mac, Marc's done some great work! His mySQL package allowed me to get mySQL installed and running on an iBook in about five minutes!]
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CGI version
Authored by: shacker on Jan 29, '02 02:42:21AM

I needed the CGI binary of PHP to run some scripts that generate static HTML files. Had no luck compiling the source, and no binaries on versiontracker etc. Finally found the compiled CGI binary on his site, and am very grateful. Would be nice to have the latest version though. And it should be on versiontracker too!

Anyone have an up to date CGI PHP binary?

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CGI version
Authored by: liyanage on Jan 29, '02 04:44:11PM
CGI version
Authored by: secundar on Feb 04, '02 09:00:33PM

Marc, is there a trick to getting this binary CGI to work with WebCalendar?

I have installed your PHP and MySQL packages. WebCalendar works great but needs the PHP CGI to send email notifications.

CGI-Executables/test-cgi (script) runs fine. I have searched the Apache docs and looked at but can't seem to locate a situation similar to mine.

I'm sortof a newbie so it's probably obvious.

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problem with CGI binary
Authored by: secundar on Feb 04, '02 08:38:16PM
First of a a big thanks to Marc! Being the technical genius that i'm not i was able to install mySQL and PHP without too much hassle.

However, I too need the PHP CGI ability to allow WebCalendar( to send email notifications.

The test-cgi (script) works but the PHP cgi i downloaded from Marc's site doesn't seem to be working — which i am sure is my fault. It's just that I don't know what I am missing.

Is it an Apache conf thing or do i need to change some PHP settings?

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