I am about to try
to install on a machine running CentOS 5 the following software and versions that were installed on my windows machine by Xampp (Apache 2.4.9, MySql 5.6.16, PHP 5.5.11, PhpMyAdmin 4.1.12). I am wondering if these versions will run on CentOS 5 or if I have to move them back to something along the line of (Apache 2.0, MySql 5.0, PHP 5.5.0, PhpMyAdmin 4.0.0). I said PHP version 5.5.0 since this version ensures that my "password_verify" command works. Normally I would do Google searches for "whatever system requirements" but it is not working. Is there an easy way to figure this out. I am pretty sure I am going to be running my starter VSP setup without any panel (pure bash and whatever else will fit that I need). Related to the above I was reading this page (2 pages in total) which uses yum to install everything.https://www.howtoforge.com/installing-a ... s-5.3-lamp
At the end of the tutorial people responded and almost every single one said it worked perfectly (sounds good to me). However, is there any way to find out what versions are going to be installed or to control them when using yum?
I also need to learn about this comment I read on a forum.
Something you should always do when installing from source is to use checkinstall. What does checkinstall do? It makes the installation and thus uninstillation much easier by using your systems package management syste. I twill be able to automatically generate an RPM or YUM package that can be uninstalled later by calling for example yum uninstall httpd
. However, the underlined when installing from source
makes me question if this applies to an install that has been done with yum.
I am thinking doing an image of the XEN VPS might be wise with a practice run to return it before I install. I read that "In Linux everything is a file. So there is no need for an image here.". I assume this means I just FTP the whole thing out to my home windows machine and FTP it back (I would need to learn to do this). Someone said "I would suggest to use rsync to replicate your file systems.". Another mentioned vzdump but I am not sure if it works for XEN VPS running on CentOS 5.
Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions for reading material that covers off these objectives and concerns,