php question

Colin Law clanlaw at
Mon Nov 3 09:35:40 UTC 2014

On 2 November 2014 22:29, Gene Heskett <gheskett at> wrote:
> On Sunday 02 November 2014 17:16:52 Colin Law did opine
> And Gene did reply:
>> On 2 November 2014 21:45, Gene Heskett <gheskett at> wrote:
>> > Greetings all;
>> >
>> > Still running 10.04.4 LTS here, on amd phenom etc, but with a 3.16.0
>> > pae/smp kernel.
>> >
>> > I need to access a web page for the better half that makes heavy use
>> > of php.
>> >
>> > Is there a single package in the 10.04.4 repo's that will pull in and
>> > install enough dependencies to make the site work?
>> >
>> > Looking in the repo it looks as if there must be 500 megabytes of php
>> > related stuff, but no one package called php5. :(
>> When you say 'access' a web page do you mean you want to provide a
>> server that will supply that web page?
> No, just use it.  I guess it works from a winderz box. But I am getting
> page not found error for about 80% of the links on that page and I thought
> it might be my lack of installed php stuff.

You don't need anything installed on the PC to view web pages served
by php, otherwise every PC would need php installed.  The php code is
run on the server and serves html etc to the browser.


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