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Description: Amiga Apache MySQL PHP. A developer environment for webpages (and more).
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Size: 149Mb
Version: 2.1
Date: 20 Dec 2023
Author: Misc, OS4 port by Edgar Schwan
Submitter: Edgar Schwan
Email: eds/edgarschwan de
Homepage: https://www.schwan-clan.de
Requirements: AmigaOS 4.1 final update 2, sysvipc.library 51.4, pthreads.library 53.12
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Replaces: network/server/misc/aamp.lha
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  This package offers a development environment on your Amiga, with which you
  can create and test your own web projects. Similar to the well-known XAMPP
  package for Linux and Windows, it contains the HTTP (web) server "Apache"
  with compiled-in support for the scripting language "PHP" (version 8.0.28 and
  5.2.10) and the database server "MySQL" version 5.5.10. The PHP development
  server (PHP 8 only) and the Subversion server "svnserve" are also included.

  AAMP is not only interesting for developers. This means that web applications
  can also be run locally on the Amiga. These are e.g. the database administra-
  tor "phpMyAdmin" (https://www.phpmyadmin.net/) or the image manager
  "Coppermine" (https://coppermine-gallery.net/) - just to name a few.

  You can create your own tools with the included "php" interpreter. "PHP" is
  easy to learn and with its extensions a powerful language.

  Last but not least, data can be managed with the "MySQL" database server,
  which can then also be accessed via the network. External programs
  (e.g. IODBC) can use this server as a database backend.


   1. New in AAMP 2.1
   2. New in AAMP 2.0
   3. Packages Included
      * Apache 2.2.34       (https://httpd.apache.org/)
      * MySQL 5.5.10        (https://www.mysql.com/)
      * PHP 8.0.28 + 5.2.10 (https://www.php.net/)
      * Subversion 1.6.23   (https://subversion.apache.org/)
      * Additional tools
      * myApacheStarter 3.11
      * mySQLcontrol 2.12
   4. Starting and stopping the servers
   5. Documentation
   6. Important files and directories
   7. Use 'php' as web server
   8. Tested web applications
   9. User and group definitions for Apache and MySQL
  10. Problems
  11. Bug reports
  12. Installation
  13. Donations
  14. Thanks to...

1. New in AAMP 2.1

  * The "AAMP-Control" tool is now available for the central administration of
    all servers and settings. In addition to Apache and MySQL, it can also be
    used to manage the PHP development server and the Subversion server
    "svnserve". The scripts "Start_AAMP.bat" and "Stop_AAMP.bat" are now
    obsolete and no longer included.
    All other start and stop scripts are still included, but the use of
    "AAMP-Control" is recommended.

  * Update of the Apache web server from version 2.2.11 to version 2.2.34.

  * The configuration of the Apache SSL module is now complete and working. So
    that clients can work with it without problems, there is a selection of
    CA root certificate collections in the Contrib folder, which also contain
    the server's certificate. Simply replace the required file of the client or

  * The package now also includes a complete package of "phpMyAdmin" in version
    5.0.4. This has been patched for better compatibility with PHP 8 and is
    already preconfigured. The package will be installed automatically during
    the installation of AAMP.

  * Optimized autostart at system start or when starting "AAMP-Control".

  * Update of the CA root certificates (Mozilla certificates as of 20.11.2023).

  * The default WebDAV directory is now "AAMP:Apache/uploads" and no longer

  * The Subversion package has been recompiled using the new Apache 2.2.34

  * Various bug fixes. For existing errors please read the section "Problems"!

2. New in AAMP 2.0

  * New version 8.0.28 of PHP. Together with the new MySQL server, the latest
    web applications can be used again.
    The old version 5.2.10 is still included to keep older projects running.
    You can switch between the two versions at any time using a script.

  * Updated MySQL database server from version 5.1.35 to version 5.5.10.

  * Updates of the tools "myApacheStarter" and "mySQLcontrol" - now also with
    Italian and Spanish localization.

  * The Subversion package including Apache's WebDAV modules is now included
    and enabled by default.

  * Updates of the used libraries:

    - curl 7.19.7       -> curl 7.61.1
    - libgcrypt 1.2.4   -> libgcrypt 1.8.2
    - libgpg-error 1.4  -> libgpg-error 1.27
    - libiconv 1.9.2    -> libiconv 1.17
    - libpng 1.2.13     -> libpng 1.2.49
    - libxml2 2.6.19    -> libxml2 2.9.14
    - libxslt 1.1.14    -> libxslt 1.1.34
    - openssl 1.0.0d    -> openssl 1.0.2o
    - PDFlib-Lite 6.0.1 -> PDFlib-Lite 7.0.5p3 (only PHP 5)
    - tiff v3.4         -> tiff 3.8.2
    - neon 0.29.0       -> neon 0.31.1
    - sqlite 3.4.2      -> sqlite 3.9.3
    - subversion 1.6.17 -> subversion 1.6.23

  * Newly added libraries and tools:

    - cadaver 0.23.3   (WebDAV client)
    - coreutils 5.2.1  (utilities for the Unix shell)
    - gmp 6.2.0        (library for arbitrary precision arithmetic)
    - gnutls 3.7.3     (modern implementation of the TLS/SSL protocol)
    - libtasn1 4.9     (an ASN.1 encryption library)
    - libwebp 0.5.2    (library to encode and decode images in WebP format)
    - nettle 3.7       (a cryptographic library)
    - openldap 2.4.49  (implements LDAP directory services)

  * Now includes a customized version of the ABC shell called "ampsh". This
    avoids collisions with other packages that use the ABC shell, such as the
    AmigaOS4 SDK or AmiCygnix.
    With a script in the AAMP main directory you can start it on the workbench
    and access the AAMP tools directly.

  * This package is a complete rebuild of AAMP. This and extensive trouble-
    shooting eliminated many problems that were still in AAMP 1.0.

  * The base library "libaos4util" has been completely revised.

3. Packages Included

  This package contains several software packages and programs:

  * Apache 2.2.34 (https://httpd.apache.org/)

    1. The "Apache HTTP Server Project" aims to develop and maintain an open-
       source HTTP server for modern operating systems such as Linux and
       Windows. This includes the implementation of a secure, efficient and
       extensible server that supports the HTTP protocol according to the
       current HTTP standards.
       Apache has become the most popular web server on the Internet since
       April 1996.

       These modules are compiled into Apache:

       - actions_module (internal)
       - alias_module (internal)
       - asis_module (internal)
       - auth_basic_module (internal)
       - authn_default_module (internal)
       - authn_file_module (internal)
       - authz_default_module (internal)
       - authz_groupfile_module (internal)
       - authz_host_module (internal)
       - authz_user_module (internal)
       - autoindex_module (internal)
       - cgi_module (internal)
       - core_module (internal)
       - dav_fs_module (internal)
       - dav_lock_module (internal)
       - dav_module (internal)
       - dir_module (internal)
       - env_module (internal)
       - filter_module (internal)
       - headers_module (internal)
       - http_module (internal)
       - imagemap_module (internal)
       - include_module (internal)
       - info_module (internal)
       - log_config_module (internal)
       - mime_module (internal)
       - mpm_prefork_module (internal)
       - negotiation_module (internal)
       - rewrite_module (internal)
       - setenvif_module (internal)
       - so_module (internal - only for linking external modules statically)
       - ssl_module (internal)
       - status_module (internal)
       - userdir_module (internal)

       - php_module (external - loaded like a shared object)
       - dav_svn_module (external - loaded like a shared object)
       - authz_svn_module (external - loaded like a shared object)

    2. These tools from Apache package are included:

       - ab -          Apache HTTP server benchmarking tool
       - apachectl     Apache HTTP Server Control Interface (Unix shell script)
       - checkgid      Checks for the presence of a group
       - dbmmanage     Manage user authentication files in DBM format
                       (Perl script)
       - htcacheclean  Clean up the disk cache
       - htdbm         Manipulate DBM password databases
       - htdigest      Manage user files for digest authentication
       - htpasswd      Manage user files for basic authentication
       - httxt2dbm     Generate dbm files for use with RewriteMap
       - logresolve    Resolve IP-addresses to hostnames in Apache log files
       - rotatelogs    Piped logging program to rotate Apache logs

       The Unix man files can be found in "AAMP:Apache/man" and can be viewed
       with the "Next" indicator (available on Aminet).

    The "AAMP-Control" tool is recommended for starting and configuring Apache.
    The previous tool "myApacheStarter" is also integrated there.
    The documentation for "myApacheStarter" can be found in "AAMP:Docs". Many
    thanks to Michael Christopher!

    The Apache HTTP Server is a project of the Apache Software Foundation and
    is licensed under the "Apache License" Version 2.0. See "LICENSE" in

    Important NOTE:

    Although Apache has a compiled SSL module and corresponding scripts are
    contained in "AAMP:Apache", the configuration for this is unfortunately
    not complete. This means that "https://" cannot be used at the moment.

  * MySQL 5.5.10 (https://www.mysql.com/)

    MySQL is a relational database system with more than 6 million installa-
    tions. MySQL stands for "My Structured Query Language". The program runs as
    a server that offers multi-user access to a large number of databases.

    1. Supported storage engines:

       - "MyISAM":             Standard engine available since MySQL 3.23 with
                               excellent performance.
       - "MRG_MYISAM":         For collections of identical MyISAM tables.
       - "CSV":                Storage engine in CSV file format.
       - "MEMORIES":           Hash based stores in memory, useful for temporary
       - "PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA": Provides a way to check the internal execution of
                               the server at runtime.
       - "InnoDB":             Supports transactions, row-level locking and
                               foreign keys.
                               Is disabled by default. Unfortunately, the
                               function is not stable. For this reason, the
                               InnoDB engine should not be used.

    2. Included tools:

       - mysql                       The MySQL command-line tool
       - mysql_client_test           Test client API
       - mysql_convert_table_format  Convert tables to use a given storage
                                     engine (perl script)
       - mysql_find_rows             Extract SQL statements from files (perl
       - mysql_fix_extensions        Normalize table file name (perl script)
       - mysql_install_db            Initialize MySQL data directory (Unix
                                     shell script)
       - mysql_secure_installation   Improve MySQL installation security
                                     (Unix shell script)
       - mysql_setpermission         Interactively set permissions in grant
                                     tables (perl script)
       - mysql_tzinfo_to_sql         Load the time zone tables
       - mysql_upgrade               Check tables for MySQL upgrade
       - mysqlaccess                 Client for checking access privileges
                                     (perl script)
       - mysqladmin                  Client for administering a MySQL server
       - mysqlbinlog                 Utility for processing binary log files
       - mysqlcheck                  A table maintenance program
       - mysqld_multi                Manage multiple MySQL servers (perl script)
       - mysqld_safe                 MySQL server startup script (Unix shell
       - mysqldump                   A database backup program
       - mysqldumpslow               Summarize slow query log files (perl
       - mysqlhotcopy                A database backup program (perl script)
       - mysqlimport                 A data import program
       - mysqlshow                   Display database, table, and column
       - mysqlslap                   Load emulation client
       - mysqltest                   Program to run test cases
       - myisam_ftdump               Display full-text index information
       - myisamchk                   MyISAM table-maintenance utility
       - myisamlog                   Display MyISAM log file contents
       - myisampack                  Generate compressed, read-only MyISAM
       - my_print_defaults           Display options from option files
       - msql2mysql                  Convert mSQL programs for use with MySQL
       - perror                      Explain error codes
       - replace                     A string-replacement utility
       - resolveip                   Resolve host name to IP address or vice

       The Unix man files can be found in "AAMP:MySQL/man" and can be viewed
       with the "Next" indicator (available on Aminet).

    The "AAMP-Control" tool is recommended for starting and configuring the
    MySQL server. The previous tool "mySQLcontrol" is also integrated there and
    also offers the option of managing databases and tables.
    The documentation for "mySQLcontrol" can be found in "AAMP:Docs". Many
    thanks to Michael Christopher!

    MySQL is a project of Oracle Corporation.

  * PHP 8.0.28 + 5.2.10 (https://www.php.net/)

    PHP is a scripting language that can be used to create dynamic websites. A
    command line interpreter called "php" is included that allows these scripts
    to be run directly. In addition, an interpreter is compiled into the HTTP
    server Apache as an Apache module.

    New in PHP 8 is that the "php" tool can also be started as a simple web
    server. This can therefore be used as an alternative to Apache. See chapter
    "6. Using 'php' as a web server".

    In order to be able to use older projects as well, the old version
    PHP 5.2.10 is included in addition to PHP 8.0.28. With the script
    "PHP-Switch.bat" in "AAMP:PHP" you can switch back and forth between the
    versions at any time.

    These extensions are included in PHP 8.0.28:

    - bcmath
    - bz2
    - calendar
    - Core
    - ctype
    - curl
    - date
    - dom
    - exif
    - fileinfo (not in PHP 5.2.10)
    - filter
    - ftp
    - gd
    - gettext
    - gmp
    - hash
    - iconv
    - json
    - ldap
    - libxml
    - mbstring
    - mysqli
    - openssl
    - pcre
    - PDO
    - pdo_mysql
    - pdo_sqlite
    - Phar (not in PHP 5.2.10)
    - posix
    - Reflection
    - session
    - SimpleXML
    - soap
    - SPL
    - sqlite3 (not in PHP 5.2.10)
    - standard
    - sysvmsg
    - sysvsem
    - sysvshm
    - tidy
    - tokenizer
    - xml
    - xmlreader
    - xmlwriter
    - xsl
    - zip
    - zlib

    These extensions are also included in PHP 5.2.10:

    - dbase
    - mcrypt
    - mhash
    - mysql
    - pdf
    - ps
    - SQLite

    The Unix man files can be found in "AAMP:PHP/man" and can be viewed using
    the "Next" indicator (available on Aminet).

    PHP is a project of the "PHP Group" and is licensed under the "PHP License,
    Version 3.01". See "LICENSE" in "AAMP:PHP".

  * Subversion 1.6.23

    See external documentation "AAMP:Subversion/README.amiga".

  * Additional tools:

    - cadaver 0.23.3

      A WebDAV client for the command line.

    - coreutils 5.2.1

      The Unix coreutils required by the Unix scripts.

    - ampsh 53.3

      A special version of the ABC shell tailored for AAMP.

    From the libraries used:

    - curl     A tool to transfer data from or to a server (from curl-7.61.1)
    - iconv    A program that converts text from one encoding to another
               encoding (from libiconv-1.17)
    - sqlite3  A command line interface for SQLite version 3 (from sqlite-3.9.3)
    - sqlite   A command line interface for SQLite version 2 (from
    - tidy     Tool to cleanup HTML code (from tidy 26.10.2005)

    - from openssl-1.0.2o:
      - openssl   OpenSSL command line tool
      - c_rehash  Scan all files in a directory and add symbolic links to their
                  hash values

    - from gnutls 3.7.3:
      - certtool          Tool to parse and generate X.509 certificates,
                          requests and private keys.
      - gnutls-cli        Simple client program to set up a TLS connection to
                          some other computer
      - gnutls-cli-debug  TLS debug client
      - gnutls-serv       Server program that listens to incoming TLS


      - localetool         Language tool for DOS scripts, author: E. Schwan
      - sh                 From abc-shell 53.3, author: Henning Nielsen Lund
      - shutdown_http      To end an Apache server process, author: E. Schwan
      - shutdown_mysql     To end a MySQL server process, author: E. Schwan
      - shutdown_php       To end a PHP server process, author: E. Schwan
      - shutdown_svnserve  To end a Subversion server process, author: E. Schwan
      - xlaunch utility    For starting programs, author: E. Schwan
      - amiga2unixpath     Utility for converting Amiga file paths into Unix
                           format, author: E. Schwan
      - unix2amigapath     Utility for converting unix file paths into Amiga
                           format, author: E. Schwan

  * myApacheStarter 3.11

    A tool with a reaction interface to change important Apache HTTP Server
    settings. The server can also be started and stopped with this.

    Tip: This version of myApacheStarter is able to handle this version and
    the version 1.3.33 available on OS4-Depot.

    Written by Michael Christoph (http://www.meicky-soft.de).

  * mySQLcontrol 2.12

    A tool with a reaction interface for editing MySQL databases similar to
    phpMyAdmin. The MySQL server can also be started and stopped with this.

    Written by Michael Christoph (http://www.meicky-soft.de).

4. Starting and stopping the servers

   There are several ways to start and stop the above servers:

   * During installation, you will be asked whether the servers should be
     started automatically at system startup. This means that a manual start is
     not necessary. Before switching off the computer, the servers should be
     stopped using the "AAMP-Control" tool.

   * All servers can be started manually with the "AAMP-Control" tool. As
     described above, the servers should be stopped with "AAMP-Control" before
     the computer is switched off.

   * The servers can be started and stopped with the tools "myApacheStarter" and

5. Documentation

  If you want to learn more about Apache, type


  in the address line of a browser. The Apache HTTP Server must be active.

  Little information is included in the package about MySQL. However, the
  "AAMP:MySQL" directory contains the Unix info file "mysql.info", which can be
  viewed with the "Next" viewer (available on Aminet).

  My suggestion: The MySQL manager "phpMyAdmin-5.0.4" is now included in the
  package and can be installed automatically when installing AAMP. Version 5.0.4
  is the last version that still works well together with Odyssey 1.23.
  See also the chapter "8. Tested web applications".

  For the latest information on PHP, visit the page on


  in a browser.

6. Important files and directories

  Many of the paths and settings can be changed using the "AAMP Control" tool.

  * The default directory for custom web projects is:


    Can be modified with "myApacheStarter".

  * The configuration files for the Apache HTTP Server are located in the


  * The default directory for MySQL databases is:


  * The MySQL configuration file "my.cnf" is located in:


    If you want to make your own changes to it, it is best to copy the file with
    the name ".my.cnf" to "AAMP:Common/Home/root" and edit it there. Then it
    will not be overwritten when AAMP is updated. The tool "AAMP-Control" takes
    care of this.

  * The PHP configuration files are located in "AAMP:Common/lib":

    - for PHP 8.0.28

      - "php/php-apache2handler.ini" - if PHP is used by Apache
      - "php/php-cli.ini"            - if the command line tool 'php' is used
      - "php/php-cli-server.ini"     - if 'php' is started as a web server

    - for PHP 5.2.10

      - "php5/php-apache2handler.ini" - if PHP Apache is used
      - "php5/php-cli.ini"            - if the command line tool 'php' is used

7. Use 'php' as web server

  The PHP8 version of the command line tool 'php' can also be used as a simple
  web server. The server can be started with the "AAMP-Control" tool and is a
  good alternative to Apache for the development of web pages.

  Then you can, for example, call up the PHP info page with the following
  address in the browser:


  Important note:

  If the URL entered in the browser points to a directory and not to a file
  (e.g. "index.php"), then there must be a slash ("/") at the end of the URL. A
  file such as "index.html" or "index.php" will be found without a slash, but
  not relative links in this file, as they are calculated incorrectly!

8. Tested web applications

     Application        home page                        status

  * 4images 1.10        https://www.4homepages.de/       working
  * coppermine 1.6.25   https://coppermine-gallery.net/  working
  * phpBB 3.3.10        https://www.phpbb.com/           working
  * phpMyAdmin 5.0.4    https://www.phpmyadmin.net/      working
  * phpMyAdmin 5.2.1                                     working (*)
  * Joomla 3.10.12      https://www.joomla.de/           working
  * wordpress 6.2.2     https://wordpress.com/de/        working (*)
  * XoopsCore25 2.5.10  https://xoops.org/               not compatible with
                                                         PHP 8 or PHP 5

  (*) = does not work properly with Odyssey 1.23 r5

  Unfortunately, phpMyAdmin 5.0.4 has some incompatibilities with PHP 8. A patch
  in "AAMP:Contrib/Patches" fixes most errors. Simply copy the contents of the
  "phpMyAdmin-5.0.4" directory into the root directory of phpMyAdmin.

9. User and group definitions for Apache and MySQL

  In order for Apache and MySQL to work, the users "daemon" and "mysql" and the
  groups "daemon" and "mysql" must be created in the system Internet database.
  This is usually done automatically when AAMP is installed. However, it has
  been reported that this sometimes does not work. If this has not worked,
  please add the following lines to the corresponding files:

  * In "Devs:Internet/users":

    NAME=daemon UID=1000 GID=1000 DIR=/AAMP/Common/Home/root SHELL=noshell
    NAME=mysql UID=1001 GID=1001 DIR=/AAMP/Common/Home/root SHELL=noshell

  * In "Devs:Internet/groups":

    NAME=daemon ID=1000 USERS=daemon
    NAME=mysql ID=1001 USERS=mysql

10. Problems

  Serious problems:

  * Problems with Apache and phpMyAdmin:

    - It has been found that exporting databases or tables using Apache and
      phpMyAdmin can be faulty. It is therefore not recommended to back up data
      in this way. The problem could not yet be found, but is due to the imple-
      mentation of Apache. No problems have been detected so far when working
      with databases and tables.

      For the time being, I recommend using either the PHP development server or
      the command line tool "mysqldump" for data backups.

  * Problems with Amiga browsers and Apache:

    - The Amiga implementation of the browser "NetSurf" (tested with version
      3.10) usually cannot load pages if no SSL is used ("http:"). The AmiCygnix
      version of "NetSurf" works.

    Older browsers like "AWeb" or "IBrowse" work.

  Other problems:

  * The Apache server does not support subprocesses. Since this package is not
    intended to actually host websites, this is not really a problem.

  * The MySQL server cannot be stopped if InnoDB table support is enabled.
    At the moment I have to advise against activating InnoDB tables!

11. Bug reports

  Please send bug reports to the address "eds()edgarschwan.de" or post any bugs
  in the bug tracker of the OS4 depot (http://os4depot.net/).

12. Installation

  Simply double-click the "Install" icon. Everything is automatically installed
  on the hard disk. Please follow the instructions of the installer script.

  Additional packages that are necessary for the operation of AAMP are also
  installed during the installation. This is the package:

    * SystemV_IPC (sysvipc.library) by Peter Bengtsson

  The package is located in the "AAMP:Contrib" folder, but is automatically
  installed during installation.

  Please do not install AAMP by hand!

13. Donations

  If you want to support my work, you can transfer a donation to my PayPal


  Thanks very much!

14. Thanks to...

  ... all, who donated to the AAMP bounty! Especially I want to mention
      Philippe Ferrucci, but I also want to thank:
      - Mario Locati
      - Marko Seppänen  
      - Olivier Claes
      - Jamie Sayer
      - Mathias Parnaudeau
      - Troels Ersking  
      - Martin Rebentisch 
      - Andreas Schmidt  
      - Simon Sharratt
  ... Michael Christoph, who wrote the administration tools!
  ... Samir Hawamdeh (beta test and translations into Italian)
  ... Daniel Reimann (beta-test)
  ... Mario Locati (beta-test)
  ... Hans de Ruiter (help with SSL module)
  ... Henning Nielsen Lund (author of abc-Shell)
  ... Peter Bengtsson (author of sysvipc.library)
  ... Chris Young (author of http-handler)

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