"to install GD library and openssl
apt-get install libgd2-xpm libgd2-xpm-dev openssl libssl-dev"
Now you tell me!! I was looking for GD library under "g"
That may have been a lot easier. But, I have an extra 40G drive and now that i have already committed, i think will install Ubuntu without any of the AMPP stuff, and then install XAMPP 1.5.2. It has so many different technologies all bundled together, (see below) with sample scripts (that work hopefully) It seemed like a good way to learn about them which is all i want to do at this point. I do wonder:
If you want a really secure web-server is XAMPP the best choice?
Apache 2.2.0, MySQL 5.0.20, PHP 5.1.2 & 4.4.2 & PEAR + SQLite 2.8.17/3.2.8 + multibyte (mbstring) support, Perl 5.8.7, ProFTPD 1.2.10, phpMyAdmin 220.127.116.11, OpenSSL 0.9.8a, GD 2.0.1, Freetype2 2.1.7, libjpeg 6b, libpng 1.2.7, gdbm 1.8.0, zlib 1.2.3, expat 1.2, Sablotron 1.0, libxml 2.4.26, Ming 0.2a, Webalizer 2.01, pdf class 009e, ncurses 5.8, mod_perl 2.0.1, FreeTDS 0.63, gettext 0.11.5, IMAP C-Client 2004e, OpenLDAP (client) 2.3.11, mcrypt 2.5.7, mhash 0.8.18, eAccelerator 0.9.4, cURL 7.13.1, libxslt 1.1.8, phpSQLiteAdmin 0.2, libapreq 2.06-dev, FPDF 1.53, XAMPP Control Panel 0.6