Linux Lab #7 (25pts)

Due Monday June 13

Use the script command to make a log of your activities. The log should be named Lab7.HOSTNAME.DATE where HOSTNAME is your hostname (fetched from an environment variable or inline execution) and DATE is the current date and time in the format MMDDYY (fetched with inline execution). (E.g. "Lab7.LINFORD3040.052305")

In answering direct questions below (as marked by the question-mark '?'), use a shell comment to give your answer. For example, if I say: "What is the command to give you the system time?" You should type, at the command prompt, "# date is the command" or something to that effect. The important part is the hash-mark '#' which causes the shell to ignore everything behind it.

I strongly recommend that you use two terminals: one to run the script command and one to test your commands before executing them under script. It's also a good idea to use shell comments to say which part of the assignment the following commands are for.

Do not run any program which generates lots of escape- and meta-characters inside a terminal running the 'script' command. This includes man, vi, and pico.

Apache, MySQL, PHP Installation

  1. Use rpm to see if Apache2 is installed. The package name is "apache2"
  2. Use rpm to see if mysql 4.1 is installed. The package name is "mysql"
  3. Use rpm to see if mod_php is installed. The package name is "mod_php4-core"
  4. Use rpm to see if php mysql functions are installed. The package name is "php4-mysql"
  5. If any of the above packages are missing, use yast to install them and all their dependancies
  6. Use rpm piped into grep to list all packages containing the strings "apache", "mysql", and "php"

When finished, type exit or press ^D until you get a message like "Script done, file is Lab7.HOSTNAME.DATE". To turn in the assignment, scp the logfile to as user "cs3040"