jamie - 8:33 am on Sep 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
fully standard install. although right at the beginning of setting up this system i did manually compile php5, later overwriting it with the standard packages. maybe this had an adverse effect?
so far, i have:
> apt-get remove php5 (and all necessary phph5 packages)
> apt-get install php5 (and all necessary packages)
however the php module wasn't being loaded in apache and i couldn't see phpinfo()
so i then had to
> apt-get --purge remove libapache2-mod-php5
> apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5
i now have a full complete php5 installation. phpinfo() has all the modules loaded. i still can't connect to mysql, but i'm sure i can fix that :)
but coming back to your question, the versions it was running were the latest pkgs. i update the machine every time there is a bugfix. i left it on last night downloading the apache2 update. after rebooting this morning LAMP was broken.
it seems as though i just need to reinstall the php and php-mysql packages after the apache install, so that they are configured again correctly with the newest version of apache2. odd, cos i've never had a problem with ubuntu LAMP updates before.