Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Keeping the server and VirtualBox up to date, part of Learning Linux for PHP Developers (2014).
…The server itself is completely configured and ready for development.…If the development server is going to be used for any length of time,…then keeping it up to date with…bug fixes, updates, and security patches becomes important.…There are two separate components to keep updated,…the Linux server, running as guest, and VirtualBox itself.…When logging into the server, if new messages are…available, then a message will be shown to that effect.…If you see it, or if it's been a while…since you've done an update, only two steps are required.…First, an update, sudo apt dash get…update, to get the list of available packages.…
Then, an upgrade to install the latest stable versions, sudo apt-get upgrade.…VirtualBox also updates on a regular basis.…When an update is available, a prompt will…be shown to download and install the latest version.…Updating the application itself is very easy.…Just download and install it.…However, an additional step is required, updating…the VirtualBox Guest Additions, which won't happen automatically.…
The demonstrations are performed with the Ubuntu LTS distribution of Linux, but the skills taught here are also applicable to other Linux distributions. Every command is described in detail in context, and a comprehensive quick reference is provided for convenience.
- What is Linux, and why should I use it?
- What's a LAMP, and why does it matter?
- Creating and configuring a virtual machine
- Working with the Linux command line
- Configuring the servers, including Apache virtual hosts
- Building a development server dashboard
- Using PHP package managers like Composer and PEAR
- Installing Drupal, WordPress, and more on the server
- Self-hosting Git repositories, including a web interface
- Enhancing the server with debugging and profiling
- Exporting a virtual appliance to use on another machine
- Server troubleshooting techniques
Skill Level Beginner
Q: The pecl installation of uploadprogress fails, saying it is not a valid package archive. How can I install uploadprogress?
A: There is a bug in Ubuntu's pecl that was introduced after the course was recorded; the workaround command is "sudo pecl install -Z uploadprogress"
Q: Where can I get the exact versions of the software used in this course?
Q: In Windows, git operations ask for a password. Why?
A: Make sure that pagent (PuTTY agent) is running and has the private key loaded. See Chapter 3, movie 4 for details.
PHP with MySQL Beyond the Basicswith Kevin Skoglund10h 26m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Creating a Virtual Machine
3. Using the Server Command-Line Interface
4. Initial Server Configuration
5. Building a Development Server Dashboard
6. Installing PHP Applications for Site Development
7. Source Code Management
Introducing Git2m 16s
8. Enhancing the Development Server
9. Advanced VirtualBox Techniques
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