I have installed LAMP server via tasksel. Where is PHP directory?

How to install and use php-cgi if I don't have it inside PHP directory (I need to copy php-cgi file from there)

Thanks in advance.


If you're using tasksel You'll find php scattered throughout. However, if you're trying to use php-cgi, Ubuntu packages have that already configured.

sudo apt-get install php5-cgi libapache2-mod-php5

You can then enable apache to use it with:

sudo a2enmod php5-cgi
sudo service apache2 restart

Very VERY rarely will you ever need to copy files around to get something packaged working.

  • Ok, and where is php-cgi? – Radu Rădeanu Jul 18 '13 at 21:17
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    After you install it, you'll find it in /usr/bin/php5-cgi HOWEVER I REITERATE, you should never need to move files from packages, ever. So whatever you're doing is likely not written to be run on a Debian/Ubuntu system. Maybe you should expand your question to WHY you have to move this file. – Marco Ceppi Jul 18 '13 at 21:19

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