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Okay. I installed apache2 and php on my Ubuntu 10.04 machine. I copied the phpmyadmin files to /var/www/phpmyadmin so that the hierarchy looks like this:

-var (755)
   -www (144)
      -phpmyadmin (644)
         -index.php... etc. (644)
      -index.html (644)

The numbers in brackets are the permissions. What permissions should the phpmyadmin folder have? What am I doing wrong?

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sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

Then select apache2 as your server. Then whatever your first or default domain name it's domain.com/phpmyadmin

If you want to make it yourself, add an alias to a vhost file like this:

Alias /phpmyadmin /usr/share/phpmyadmin

then you'll need to remove the other alias from your apache2.conf file I believe.

Help File: phpMyAdmin

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Thanks. For some reason, I had to manually add it to apache2.conf. Oh well. –  Nathan Osman May 8 '10 at 5:40

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