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

Jay Turley jayturley at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 02:12:37 CDT 2009

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.


On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 10:32 PM, Viggie <viggie at viggie.com> 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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