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From Daniel Lopez <dan...@rawbyte.com>
Subject Re: Your production apache server
Date Tue, 09 Apr 2002 18:01:44 GMT

The apxs tool, bundled with Apache allows you to add additional modules w/o
having to recompile the whole server. The only thing you need to make sure
is that Apache was compiled with loadable module support (--enable-so)

Daniel

> One tip to keep in mind - record the "./configure ..." line you use for
> this build somewhere. Then, if you need to recompile you don't have to
> figure it out all over again. Just base your new configuration off the old
> one.
> 
> Occasional recompiles really aren't so bad if you save the configuration.
> 
> -Andy
> 
> On Tue, 9 Apr 2002 14:00:02 -0400
> "James L. Morris" <jmorris@grn.georet.net> wrote:
> 
> > Andrew,
> > 
> > Thanks for the information.  When I built my server, I needed
> > WebDAV (for Dreamweaver 4) and mod_ldap for authentication.
> > I compiled them both in.  I may need perl or php in the future, so if
> > I do ... I guess I'll have to recompile from scratch with all the
> > original source code.  It's an evil beast ... but a necessary evil.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Jim
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Andrew Hawkes" <ahawkes@unicon.net>
> > To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 1:58 PM
> > Subject: Re: Your production apache server
> > 
> > 
> > > It depends on what you plan to do with the server. In general, you
> > > should stick mostly with the default modules, which provide a fully
> > > functional, configurable HTTP server.
> > >
> > > Anything that is not compiled "just-so" is a specialty module for a
> > > unique purpose. If you have a need for these modules you will know it.
> > > In other words, only compile mod_perl if you will be running some
> > > serious Perl code by experienced Perl programmers. Likewise only add
> > > PHP if you'll be running PHP code. Only add mod_ssl if you need an SSL
> > > server. These are all extra modules that make for larger httpd
> > > processes and should not be there unless you actually need them,
> > > because of the overhead.
> > >
> > > -Andy
> > >
> > > On Tue, 9 Apr 2002 12:04:55 -0400
> > > "James L. Morris" <jmorris@grn.georet.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > I'm new to Apache.  I need some wisdom from some of the more
> > > > experienced Apache admins out there.
> > > >
> > > > When you build an apache server, what do you typically compile in? 
> > > > I know from reading the list that mod_perl and mod_php must be
> > > > compiled in at build time ... but is there anything else that cannot
> > > > be loaded as a module?
> > > >
> > > > My biggest aggravation is getting my server built "just-so" only to
> > > > find out I need to recompile because I need a feature that cannot be
> > > > loaded as module.  This has not happened yet ... but I want to avoid
> > > > wasted time as best as I can.
> > > >
> > > > Thank you!
> > > > Jim
> > > >
> 
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