A. Obtaining and Installing Software

This appendix describes how to obtain the sampdb distribution that is used for setting up the sample database that serves for examples throughout this book. To use the distribution, you’ll also need to have MySQL running. To that end, the appendix also discusses how to obtain and install MySQL and related software such as the Perl DBI and CGI.pm modules, PHP, and Apache. It provides information for both Unix and Windows.

The purpose of this appendix is to bring together in one place summary installation instructions for each of the packages that are discussed here, not to replace the instructions that come with the packages. In fact, I encourage you to read the package instructions. This appendix provides ...

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