Setting Up An IMAP-Based Email Solution, part 2 - Page 2

By Stew Benedict | Posted Jun 15, 2001
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You'll need PHP to implement SquirrelMail. PHP is a scripting language that can be built as a module for Apache. It is downloadable from www.php.net.

 bash-2.03$ tar -xzf php-4.0.4pl1.tar.gz
 bash-2.03$ cd php-4.0.4pl1
 bash-2.03$ ./configure --with-apxs=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs 
 bash-2.03$ make
 bash-2.03$ sudo make install

If you want international language support add --with-gettext to the configure line.

Make sure the following lines are in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
 LoadModule php4_module        modules/libphp4.so
 AddModule mod_php4.c

 AddType application/x-httpd-php .php3 .phtml .php
 AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps

They may be scattered about, but they should be there. I found that the PHP entries ended up wrapped inside of the <IfDefined SSL> stanza. To use PHP without SSL, you'll want them outside of that entry. Cut and paste to move beyond </IfDefined>:

 <IfDefine SSL>
 LoadModule ssl_module         libexec/libssl.so
 </IfDefine>
 LoadModule php4_module        libexec/libphp4.so

 <IfDefine SSL>
 AddModule mod_ssl.c
 </IfDefine>
 AddModule mod_php4.c

You will also need to change the port Apache uses. By default it is installed set to 8080, so the server does not need to be run as root initially. Normal http access is at port 80, and https access is at port 443. If you choose to use the higher numbered ports, you'll have to inform your users to connect to them instead.

 Port 80

You'll also probably want to add index.php to the DirectoryIndex entry:

 DirectoryIndex index.html index.php

Start Apache:

 /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl start

You should see something like this in /var/log/http/error.log:

 [Sun Apr 22 22:20:47 2001] [notice] Apache/1.3.19 (Unix) 
 PHP/4.0.4pl1 configured -- resuming normal operations

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