apache configuration file not copied into /etc/apache2/conf.d/ by installer

Bug #1241855 reported by James Swift on 2013-10-18
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
phpmyadmin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When you install phpmyadmin with "sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin" everything works fine, except that the configuration file is not copied into the /etc/apache2/conf.d/ directory.

The wiki page at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/phpMyAdmin suggests a fix:

sudo ln -s /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf.d/phpmyadmin.conf
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload

If this command could be run while the package is installed it would make life a lot simpler for people.

Also, a little notice during installation to tell the user to visit "http://localhost/phpmyadmin" would be helpful.

This is my first bug report, I hope I have everything right.

Thank you


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: phpmyadmin 4:
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-31.46-generic
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-31-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Oct 18 22:48:19 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-18 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: phpmyadmin
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

James Swift (swiftscripts) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in phpmyadmin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

It should really be copied into /etc/apache2/sites-available and the user can then create a symlink to it in the 'sites-enabled' folder if they want to activate it. I turn off the web interface unless I am actively using it, but each time the package is upgraded, it re-enables itself automatically by creating a symlink in /etc/apache2/conf-enabled

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