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From Tim McIntyre <t...@easystreet.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] upgrade 1.2.9 -> 2.3
Date Sat, 09 Sep 2006 21:43:39 GMT

On Sep 9, 2006, at 1:42 PM, Sean Conner wrote:

> It was thus said that the Great Tim McIntyre once stated:
>> Hey all,
>>
>> I've been tasked with upgrading our ancient (1.2.9) apache to 2.3.  I
>> have read and researched this a good bit but this is on our
>> production server so I need to be >>really<< sure.
>>
>> On FreeBSD
>>
>> ./configure  --with-port=8080 --enable-mods-shared=most
>> make
>> make install
>>
>> After doing that I will have apache 2.3 installed and ready to listen
>> on port 8080 and my 1.2.9 apache will run as always >>completely<<
>> untouched?  Then I'll be able to muck around with the config to get
>> everything working just right before swapping the ports for the final
>> launch?
>
>   It should.  Apache 2.x installs everything by default to
> /usr/local/apache2 (unless you state otherwise) and will run from  
> there.

Can anyone give me an "it will, for sure!"?

>
>> If I understand correctly I don't even have to use the --prefix
>> option because I'm going from 1.x to 2.x... correct?
>
>   The --prefix option just tells configure where you want to  
> install the
> resulting binaries, libraries and configuration files.
>
>> Do I end up with two separate APRs or does the existing one get
>> rebuilt and continue to work with the 1.2.9 install (assuming the
>> answer to my first question is yes)?
>
>   I'm not sure if 1.2 even has APR, but the APR built for Apache 2.x
> shouldn't interfer with Apache 1.2.
>
>> I presume that "--enable-mods-shared=most" will enable all modules,
>> as DSOs, except the developer ones... correct?
>
>   Not in my experience.  When I did "--enable-mods-stared=all" I  
> still had
> to specify a few (mostly the proxy and caching modules)  
> explicitely.  This
> was for Apache 2.2.2.  You also want to make sure you enable mod-so  
> else you
> won't have a way to load up the dynamically loadable modules.

I think --enable-mods-shared automatically includes mod_so?

Thanks!
Tim

>
>> I will then be able to install any 3rd party mods using
>> apxs...correct?  Or does "--enable-mods-shared=most" include the
>> third party mods?
>
>   It will probably include only the most commonly used modules that  
> come
> with Apache (are there any third party modules that come with  
> Apache?).
>
>   -spc (Was very surprised that "--enable-mods-shared=all"  
> didn't ... )
>
>
>
>
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