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Setting up SlackWare to act as local web server

Posted on 1997-05-20
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I have installed slackware linux onto my machine for the sole purpose of writing and testing Perl scripts for the web.  How do I go about setting up Perl as well as setting up LInux as a web server and once this is done, will I be able run a browser under linux to test my Perl scripts?  Any help would be much appreciated.
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install apache (latest version is on www.apache.org) and perl5.
set up httpd (access.conf, httpd.conf, etc)
start httpd and enjoy. For a browser, you can use Netscape Navigator, Netscape Communicator, Mosaic, Arena, Lynx (text mode) HotJava (prebeta1) and perhaps others but i don't remember.
(Look at the README files in the packages)

Jean-philippe Rohart
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OK, Right now I am downloading Apache and Netscape Navigator 3.0 for Linux.  
Now for more stupid questions - (I know my way around computers but as far as Linux/Unix is concerned, I may as well be a bricklayer!)
Where can I get Perl 4/5 from and is there anything special to setting these up?
How do I setup httpd and what are the two that you mentioned(access.conf and httpd.conf)?
(See - there was a reason I gave this 200 points!)
Thanks in advance, Woody
woodster@iap.net.au
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for perl:
 http://sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk/computing/programming/languages/perl/perl.5.0/ for the sources or (for france) ftp://ftp.ibp.fr/pub/linux/distributions/slackware/slakware/d12 and d13 for binaries from slackware.

For the configuration files for apache, they are installed when making install from the sources. Edit tehm and ajust your options (there are comments for each config line).

If your call http://localhost, you can use httpd without editing files, but try to do it.
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