[BangPypers] i need to learn lamp stack ?

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at au-kbc.org
Thu May 13 09:25:37 CEST 2010

On Thursday 13 May 2010 12:31:46 Anand Balachandran Pillai wrote:
> > some stupid guy - I gave a detailed reply on the ilugc list - then he
> > went ahead and installed ubuntu something and was looking for some button
> > to press
> > to start the lamp stack.
>  I can't believe it. Someone so stupid trying to play with Linux and open
>  source ?

believe it. It all depends on where one is coming from. A dotnet guy is told 
that LAMP stack is the greatest thing since the invention of the masala dosai, 
he immediately looks for buttons to press. Something similar happened to me 
once - some years ago when integrating a payment portal, the code was given to 
me in php. I could figure out more or less what it meant and rewrite it in 
python. For some stuff I had to run the php code. Naturally I could not ask 
anyone, so like a good cgi programmer, I put the php file in cgi-bin, made it 
executable and tried to run it. I spend a full day tweaking apache (since my 
interpreter had php4 installed and this file had a php3 extension). But 
whatever I tried I could not get the thing to run. I finally had to go over to 
a friends place and ask him to run the code.
Kenneth Gonsalves
Senior Associate

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