I need to host my own wordpress blog. I've read the requirements and installed Apache successfully. When I go to http://localhost/ I can see an index.html page that I created. I used Synaptic Package Manager to download the PHP and MySQL requirements-- but it doesn't seem to have worked.
When I run http://localhost/wp-admin/install.php it just opens in gedit and does NOT give me a password. There's gotta be something obvious that I'm missing. I don't know if there's a better way to install PHP and MySQL? It all seems perplexing.