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Jan 012010

How to install bulk packages using yum with groupinstall?


Sometimes, if you forgot to select "Development Tools" during Fedora/CentOS installations, you can add them later by using one command

yum groupinstall "Development Tools"

Which save you a lot of times from installing the needed packages one by one.

To see what options are available for groupinstall, try

yum grouplist

Jun 022009

How to compile APC module for PHP


The following steps works in RHEL/CentOS

1. Download the latest APC from PECL


2. Extract the APC source package and compile/install it

tar -xvf APC
cd APC-X.X.X (replace with your downloaded version)
make && make install

3. Enable APC in PHP configuration

echo "" > /etc/php.d/apc.ini

4. Restart the httpd and use phpinfo() to verify if APC is running