phpMyAdmin - Setup

Step Zero

Knew I had written something up about this -but-, as it turns out, the info was/is in my write-up on openSuSE 11.3. So, that info will be transferred over to here so next time I won't have to look so hard. Actually, rather than move the code -or- re-type it here, we will just put in a reference. Then add any notes needed here and there.
Refer: MySQL & phpMyAdmin

First Step

Obtain the latest version from The Project You will possibly be directed to another download site but this is a good place to start.


Second Step

Now then, what do you do with it?? Good question. You untar it into the htdocs dir. Which on SuSE 9.2 is under /srv/www/. So, you will cd to /srv/www/htdocs and then, and then, you will:
     'tar zxvf phpMyAdmin-2.6.1-rc1.tar.gz'
which will create a phpMyAdmin-2.6.1-rc1 dir under your htdocs. Now in essence, you don't have to do anything else if it is just for your own use. However, you will get some warnings about root access and passwords... or lack there-of. Again, if it is just for yourself, don't worry about it.


Third Step

Use it. How??? Bring up Netscape, Firefox, or whatever Browser you are using under Linux, and enter the following in the location space:
Now in my case that is:
dusty-tr is my hostname and trcomputing is my workgroup name. I left out a step ...
make sure that MySQL is running.



 30 Jun 11  Well, we went to use it in SuSE 11.4 annnnddd... it did not work! Don't know if I even have it installed in this version.!? So we will have to check that out and clean up the stuff above. Unorganized??????    Yep.     I am.

Well, it is NOT installed. Darn!! Here openSuSE 12.1 is out and I don't even have everything setup under SuSE 11.4 ... yet. Ok I had it installed in SuSE 11.3.

Yep. MySQL is installed. I was making some entries into the DB and I made a mistake. I wanted to get down to the low level and that is why I needed phpMyAdmin. For some reason I CAN NOT have a word with an apostrophe in it, in the comments. Words like "don't" simply blow me out of the water. I'll have to make that part of this investigation. Have put it off to long!!

Now let's see... what is the latest version of phpMyAdmin?? phpMyAdmin-3.4.2-14.1 which is not the latest -but- is the latest for openSuSE. There is a 1-click install of this at openSUSE Build Service.
Since version 3.0.0, phpMyAdmin joined the GoPHP5 initiative and dropped compatibility code for older PHP and MySQL versions; version 3 and later requires at least PHP 5.2 and MySQL 5. To use with older PHP or MySQL versions, use the older (but still maintained) branch of 2.x releases, which you can find on the download page.
This version of openSuSE came with MySQL 5.1 and PHP 5.3, so we should be ok.

Well, the 1-click installed it but it was NOT executable. Had to compile it!!

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