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From minf...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1220593 - /httpd/httpd/branches/2.4.x/docs/manual/platform/rpm.xml
Date Mon, 19 Dec 2011 02:52:07 GMT
Author: minfrin
Date: Mon Dec 19 02:52:07 2011
New Revision: 1220593

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1220593&view=rev
Log:
Backport.
Add further explanation on RPM packaging.

Modified:
    httpd/httpd/branches/2.4.x/docs/manual/platform/rpm.xml

Modified: httpd/httpd/branches/2.4.x/docs/manual/platform/rpm.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/branches/2.4.x/docs/manual/platform/rpm.xml?rev=1220593&r1=1220592&r2=1220593&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- httpd/httpd/branches/2.4.x/docs/manual/platform/rpm.xml (original)
+++ httpd/httpd/branches/2.4.x/docs/manual/platform/rpm.xml Mon Dec 19 02:52:07 2011
@@ -27,8 +27,17 @@
 
   <summary>
 
+    <p>While many distributions make Apache httpd available as operating system
+    supported packages, it can sometimes be desirable to install and use the
+    canonical version of Apache httpd on these systems, replacing the natively
+    provided versions of the packages.</p>
+
+    <p>While the Apache httpd project does not currently create binary RPMs
+    for the various distributions out there, it is easy to build your own
+    binary RPMs from the native Apache httpd tarball.</p>
+
     <p>This document explains how to build, install, configure and run
-    Apache 2.4 under Unix systems supporting the RPM packaging format.</p>
+    Apache httpd 2.4 under Unix systems supporting the RPM packaging format.</p>
 
   </summary>
 
@@ -54,6 +63,12 @@
       rpmbuild -tb httpd-2.4.x.tar.bz2
     </example>
 
+    <p>Corresponding "-devel" packages will be required to be installed on your
+    build system prior to building the RPMs, the <code>rpmbuild</code> command
+    will automatically calculate what RPMs are required and will list any
+    dependencies that are missing on your system. These "-devel" packages will
+    not be required after the build is completed, and can be safely removed.</p>
+
     <p>If successful, the following RPMs will be created:</p>
 
     <dl>



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