[CentOS] if you install cgi programs from rpm, how to configure for actual use in /var/www/html ?

Fri Jan 7 11:08:39 UTC 2011
Dave Cross <davorg at gmail.com>

On 5 January 2011 16:42, Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 at gmail.com> wrote:
> In Centos 5.5, I've had this same experience over and over.  I have no
> trouble installing CGI programs the old fashioned way (untar into
> /var/www/html and configure), but don't like un-rpm managed files
> floating about.  So I can install, for example, phpMyAdmin, from EPEL.
> That phpMyAdmin RPM drops files into a bunch of locations, the php
> files are under /usr/share/phpMysql
> and then there are also:
> /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf
> /etc/phpMyAdmin
> /etc/phpMyAdmin/config.inc.php
> and this:
> /var/lib/phpMyAdmin
> /var/lib/phpMyAdmin/config
> /var/lib/phpMyAdmin/save
> /var/lib/phpMyAdmin/upload
> In order to make this actually work on the web server, I copy the
> directory /usr/share/phpMyAdmin into /var/www/html and then I edit the
> /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf.  Then it works.

I don't think that step is necessary. The contents of
/etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf (specifically the two Alias lines)
should ensure that the software works fine without moving it.

I don't have a Centos box that I can test on right now, but I've just
installed phpMyAdmin on this Fedora 14 box for the first time (using
yum) and it all just works. All I did was to restart the server.

If it's not working for you, then are you sure that your Apache is
configured to use the files in /etc/httpd/conf.d? If the config file
is being loaded successfully, then I can't see why it wouldn't work.


Dave Cross :: dave at dave.org.uk