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From Tom Donovan <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_authn_dbd with Postgres on Win32
Date Mon, 18 Jun 2007 02:07:29 GMT
Alexis Paul Bertolini wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am trying to setup mod_authn_dbd on win32 using Postgres.
> I think I have everything in place, except for the pgsql driver 
> (
> As I don't have a win32 compiler (I guess Cygwin doesn't help here) and 
> I have no experience at compiling these projects, could anyone direct me 
> to the necessary binaries? (If available)
> I understand they are not in the Apache-win32 installer and I can't find 
> APR binaries either.
> I am using:
> Apache 2.2.4 (Win32)
> Windows XP Pro
> Postgresql 8.2
> Thanks!
> Alex.
Unfortunately, the ability to dynamically load DBD drivers is disabled 
in the Windows binaries, as well as most other 
Windows binary distributions like the ones from Apache Lounge, etc.

There was a discussion about this on the APR dev list back in March.

You will need to rebuild Apache (specifically, the APR-util library) to 
enable loading a DBD driver, in addition to building or finding

re: "I don't have a win32 compiler" - It is possible to build native 
Apache binaries on Windows with free (as in beer...not speech) tools, 
now that Microsoft provides an "Express" version of Visual C++ 2005.

The 'Platform Specific Notes' in the Apache docs has general VC++ build 
instructions, and the 'Building with Visual C ++' forum at can fill in some of the details that you'll need to 
use the MS Express version of VC++ 2005.  It's not as easy as building 
Apache on Unix or Cygwin, but it's doable if you are inclined to build 
your own Windows binaries.


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