[thelist] Just moved from Vista to Ubuntu -Web Dev Help???

Viggie viggie at viggie.com
Wed Sep 30 22:17:08 CDT 2009

Hi Jay

Thanks for the comments,

Even if we install packages through apt-get, it reflects in Synaptic.
So I guess it is easier to add additional php modules through synaptic.
After adding them be sure to restart apache.  Since it is a new install
it would be easier to experiment.


On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 00:12 -0700, Jay Turley wrote:

> Thanks, Viggie, that was some great information!
> I just finished installing the LAMP stack with apt-get, and now I'm
> wondering what happens if I try to mix this sort of thing up. Like if - for
> instance - I use the Synaptic Package Manager to install curl and gd2, will
> it freak out?
> I looked up by task, and it now shows that my desktop is configured to act
> as a LAMP server with many of the php5 extensions/modules/? included.
> So I guess that means I did it right. That "by task" is pretty cool; without
> your email I would never have known it was there.
> I'll check out Bluefish in addition to the other recommendations.
> -Jay
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 10:32 PM, Viggie  wrote:
> > Hi Jay,
> >
> > I prefer to use Synaptic Package Manager for LAMP install.   After using
> > the simple 'Mark packages by Task' to select LAMP server, I do a quick
> > search within Synaptic to find apache mods & php modules such as
> > imagemagick, gd2, curl, mcrypt, xmlrpc etc.,  and install them only
> > after marking all the extra modules.
> >
> > It's really much easier to customize as you wish using synaptic.   I
> > also install /home in a separate partition and use a folder within my
> > account as 'document root' for apache.  So it will be easier to edit &
> > if ever I decide to change to another linux flavor my localhost files
> > will be intact.
> >
> > I was a regular user of Notepad++ in Windows.  My preference in ubuntu
> > are Bluefish (for all editing) & Cssed (mostly for css).   Bluefish
> > looked a bit bare at first, but on continued usage I find it
> > convenient.
> >
> > Hope that helps,
> >
> > cheers,
> > Viggie
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> >

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