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From Jeremy Sowden <>
Subject Re: Testing with multiple installs of Apache (different versions; installed but not running)
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2007 09:49:46 GMT
David Wortham wrote:
> I am a module developer with a little experience.  I'm not looking for
> everyday sysadmin info.
> When my module went public, I noticed that there were some notable
> differences between 2.0 and 2.2... which makes me wonder if it is
> possible to install of 2.0.x and 2.2.x on the same OS.  I'm only
> hoping they can be installed at the same time... they don't need to
> run simultaneously.
> I'm wondering if the APR libs are stored in the --prefix directory or
> somewhere else. Clearly they won't be happy neighbors if one install
> clobbers the libraries of the other.
> Does anyone have any experience with this?  I'm hoping to be able to
> dev-test my module in 2.0 and 2.2 without having to run another
> machine.

If you are building and installing from source, you can just choose
different prefixes and have the two sitting side by side.  Each instal-
lation will build and link against its own version of the APR unless you
explicitly tell it otherwise using the configure script.


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