Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Upgrading and installing packages, part of Up and Running with Linux for PHP Developers.
In this chapter, we're going to install and configure the core…software needed for a web development server, using the Advanced Packaging Tool.…APT is a software interface for installing and removing software.…Which includes handling, determining, and fetching…dependencies, configuration, and a lot more.…Honestly, it's a real time saver.…APT comes with two programs that are very useful.…The first and most commonly used is…apt-get which is the primary package handler.…Apt-get can update its list of software packages so it…knows where to get them and what versions are available.…
Apt-get also handles upgrades including keeping track…of what's installed and when updates are available.…Finally, of course, it can install and remove software with a single command.…As a security precaution, all software changes,…including installation removal, requires sudo for elevated privileges.…The process for updating software with APT is a two-part process.…First, we'll need to retrieve a new list…of packages that have been published using apt-get update.…
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
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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