Setup Lamp in Slackware 15.0

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So Slackware is already in release candidate available, this release is coming with many changes on the core and on the packages, we will explain to you to Setup LAMP stack Slackware 15.0 Server.

My Server is Slackware 15

Step 1: update system

 # slackpkg update
 # slackpkg upgrade slackpkg
 # slackpkg new-config

Step 2 : Install Webserver httpd

to install the webserver on Slackware do

# slackpkg install httpd

Apply Ok to install the package.

Also Enable and Star on boot Webserver

chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.httpd

Start the Webserver

/etc/rc.d/rc.httpd  restart

Check if the port Listening now

root@darkstar:~# netstat  -an  | grep 80
tcp6       0      0 :::80                   :::*                    LISTEN

Also Check http://IP

The standard Document root in Slackware is “/srv/httpd/htdocs” you may edit the index file

Step3 : Install Mysql

We have the choice to install MySQL or MariaDB server, so let’s go ahead with MariaDB

Install MariaDB with the command.

slackpkg install mariadb

Also apply Ok to install the Package

Then enable and Start MariaDB

chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld

MariaDB still needs us to run the installation script to set up its own internal database.


Setup ownership permissions

Obviously, will need to give the MySQL user ownership of the required MySQL files.

chown -R mysql.mysql /var/lib/mysql

Start MariaDB

We can now start MariaDB

/etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld start

Setup Root user password
As a final step set a root user password.

mysqladmin -u root password '[new-password]'

Then check

root@darkstar:~# mysql -u root  -p
Enter password:
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MariaDB connection id is 4
Server version: 10.5.12-MariaDB Source distribution

Copyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others.

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

MariaDB [(none)]> show  databases;
| Database           |
| information_schema |
| mysql              |
| performance_schema |
| test               |
4 rows in set (0.001 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]>

Step 4: install Php

The Standard phpversionin Slackware 15 is 7.4.23 and that is Ok

Install php now

slackpkg install php

Also Uncomment #Include /etc/httpd/mod_php.conf on /etc/httpd/httpd.conf

So edit:

vi /etc/httpd/mod_php.conf
and add:

addtype application/x-httpd-php .php .php3 .php4 .php7 .php8
LoadModule php7_module lib64/httpd/modules/

Save and restart httpd

create php info page

root@darkstar:/etc# cat   /srv/www/htdocs/info.php

Save / restart Httpd

Check http://ip/info.php

Done!! the LAMP installation on Slackware 15 is now successful

Slackware Community have to do more work to release many missing dependencies and libraries

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