NOTE: Alternative way to install phpMyCatalog
I recommend to try the normal method before this one. You will learn better how does phpMyCatalog work.
There aren't binary packages for phpMyCatalog yet, and this may be a problem for some users. Although it may not be a usual installation procedure it may help you very much if you can't get Apache+PHP+MySQL working following the instructions bellow. You can do one thing to let the rpm system install everything you need to run phpMyCatalog. The trick is the following: there ara many programs that use the Apache+PHP+MySQL subsystem, just the same way as phpMyCatalog does. Some of them are in advanced developing stages and probably packaged for your distribution. If you install one of this packages on your system, it will install all programs needed for phpMyCatalog. In addition, you will get great extra software running on your system.
Although many phpMyXXXXXXX programs that you could find packaged for your distribution may do the job, my recommendation is phpMyAdmin It's a great program to manage MySQL databases using a web interface. I have installed it with a package for Mandrake 9.0 from contrib sources and it really needs the same as phpMyCatalog.
Once you have installed phpMyAdmin or other phpMyXXXXXXX package (and all it dependencies), you should find it in
/var/www/html/phpMyAdmin. Now you can extract phpMyCatalog directory to
/var/www/html and it should be done.
READ the remaining installation section !!! If you have installed phpMyAdmin you don't need to install Apache+PHP+MySQL again (that is: jump to step 2), but reading it may help in case of problems.
[here begins the normal method]