Cant get PHP to work - it is trying to download .php

Kim Briggs patiodragon at
Wed Mar 5 23:32:53 UTC 2008

On 3/4/08, Ben Edwards <funkytwig at> wrote:
> I have installed lamp through synaptic (Edit->Mark Packages by
>  task...).  When I go to a .php file (e.g. localhost/test.php) the
>  browser downloads the file.  There is no reference to php in
>  apache2.config.  What have I missed?
>  Regards,
>  Ben
Hi Ben,

A word of caution to all about  Synaptic "reinstall" option.  It
doesn't change your /etc/apache2 stuff.  Here is the long story of
"don't do as I have done"


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