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From Andy Cutright <>
Subject Re: make --enable-so
Date Tue, 23 Jul 2002 20:58:52 GMT

couple of thoughts:

0. are you issuing the configure command in the src directory? if you 
don't issue that command where it's found, it won't work.


so if you're not in that directory when issue './configure', it's likely 
not going to work. the error message you list below is caused by this 

1. f you know that already, then perhaps there's a problem with the 
configure script, or it can't find some tool it needs. you can put some 
'echo' statements into the configure script (it's a sh/ksh script) to 
see where it's blowing up.

as an aside, i'm not strictly certain you can actually compile, that is 
'make' apache, without configuring it first. that process creates the 
Makefiles/ libtools/ etc. needed to actually build apache for a specific 


Dev Zero G Ltd wrote:

> I did see this somwhere else, and did try it, but I get:
> ./configure: Command not found.
> I'v mostly only used "make" followed by options... Can I give make some 
> option here?
> Thanks for the help!!
> Andy Cutright wrote:
>> ./configure --enable-module=most --enable-mods-shared=most
>> follow this by a list of modules you want to compile as shared 
>> libraries, like --enable-mime_magic=shared
>> e.g:
>> ./configure --enable-module=most --enable-mods-shared=most 
>> --enable-mime_magic=shared
>> the 'most' parameters will enable most of your other modules as shared 
>> libraries. mod_so and the true core bits will be statically linked, 
>> which is what you want..
>> hope this helps
>> cheers,
>> andy
>> Dev Zero G Ltd wrote:
>>> How do I get make take the --enable-so option during making of the port?
>>> Installing Apache 2.0.39 port on freebsd 4.5
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Mike
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