Couldn’t, for the life of me, get to sleep last night. I tossed and turned in my fresh sunburn for an hour or so and finally gave in. Hobbling over to my computer, I found a web page on maximizing Mandrake, which I’m running on my desktop, so I set about glancing over it. One of the pages was a tutorial on configuring a phpnuke site, which seemed like a plausible idea now that I can run Apache, so I started with step one.
I was pleased to see that I could use urpmi to get most of the goods – I got the web server, db server, and PHP running via urpmi. I think it’s very cool that Mandrake has tweaked Apache to include something called Mandrake Advanced Extranet Server, which can be downloaded for free and run on most Unixes.
After I painfully submitted to the fact that I coulddn’t get php pages to parse under Apache 2, I finally went back to good ol fauthful Apache 1.3.27. My nuke site is golden – so nice. But so much more of a pain in the arse than Flip. I decided I should also install slash and scoop just so I know what the hell I’m talking about.
In the meantime, it’s only encouraging me with Flip. Customing these bloated bastards is truly a pain, and you need to generate new images or use the themes that exist. Good stuff, but Flip is my baby.