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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: Compiling and installing apache
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2001 01:31:30 GMT
On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Rich Bowen wrote:

> On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Joshua Slive wrote:
> > Yes, Apache+Packages is certainly hard to install,
> Yeah, but it's not. Particularly mod_perl, which is, if you believe
> the reports, installed on a majority (ie >50%) of Apache servers.
> (Netcraft.)

Except most people with it installed have probably installed some random
third party distribution bundled with their OS that:

1. repackages Apache in sometimes odd ways
2. adds "features"
3. adds bugs
4. puts a lot of stuff on the server that the user doesn't know is there
and doesn't know is not "apache"

> For a mod_perl install, you go into the mod_perl directory, and type:
> perl Makefile.PL DO_HTTPD=1 EVERYTHING=1
> make
> make test
> make install
> That's it. Really, that's all.
> If you want a more complex Apache install, you ./configure in the
> Apache directory first.
> Perhaps there's a certain bravado to be gained by making it seem
> harder, but I'm not seeing it.

_IF_ you have the right versions, _IF_ they are compatible, _IF_ there
are no freaky OS dependent issues, etc.  

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