Thank you for your post. It was a very sad and disappointing way to start my day.
You're obviously fairly new to pclos.
i've been happily using PCL for the last several years and have been priviledged to be able to support it during several of those years as well.
We have a basic rule here - only install from the repo. Only systems with all applications installed from the repo can be supported because anything else is an unknown commodity here. I would suggest starting again, upgrading your system fully with Synaptic and installing apache from the repo, together with any special modules you need.
i don't know where you got the idea that i d/l it from outside Synaptic, i didn't. i used task-lamp from the repos.
upgrading your system fully with Synaptic
See above. i'm on the Pass server. i don't know how much more "upgraded" i could get.
it's not really ideal for a live server on the Internet because that's not where the emphasis on maintenance is and it isn't by default locked down enough for that use.
i'm trying to figure out again, where you get the idea that i want to use this as a live app...
If your intended use is to play around with servers to learn or experiment that's fine.
You finally figured it out... and i'm glad that you approve!
So, once again, dear kjpetrie, thanks for your post and, as always, have a great morning!