Apache GUI for Ubuntu

JeevesBond's picture

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This might be of interest to people running Ubuntu desktops. There is an interesting new tool for managing Apache in Ubuntu, it's already in the repositories for the next release (in October 2008). However, a version for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS is available.

Here's a gratuitous screen shot, taken from the Rapache screenshot gallery:

Rapache screenshot

Apparently they're also working on remote management for Ubuntu and Debian servers. The bad news is: this won't work on Fedora/CentOS/RedHat as it's deeply ingrained in TheDebianWay(tm).

To install in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron), copy and paste the following arcane commands to the terminal:

echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rapache-devel/ubuntu hardy main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
echo 'deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/rapache-devel/ubuntu hardy main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rapache

Then click Applications -> System tools -> rapache, in Ubuntu, to start the application.

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teammatt3's picture

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I don't see a huge use for this yet. I think most web servers don't have a desktop installed (or run Ubuntu). But if that remote administration thing gets finished it would be awesome (it would behave more like MySQL GUI tools, at least I hope).

The automatic backup tool is sweet and so is the syntax highlighting (I think vim does a pretty good job too though).

Thanks for the link Jeeves. I followed your instructions and it worked like a charm.

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oh it is good if it is with ubuntu.

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dont work for me ubuntu server 12.04 x64 + gnome gui

im getting this message after all steps:

he following packages have unmet dependencies:
rapache : Depends: python (< 2.6) but 2.7.3-0ubuntu2 is to be installed
Depends: python-gnome2-extras but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

after installing python 2.7.2 still didnt work

JeevesBond's picture

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Sadly, it seems Rapache is no longer being developed. The last update was in 2009. Sad

Shame, it looked really promising.

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Thanks for sharing, but personally I don't see the use, as others mentioned most don't have a GUI for servers, that and there's already plenty of web control panels out there that can handle module installation and apache configuring. webmin, cpanel, etc...

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