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From Alex Chen <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: Building Apache for Windows
Date Mon, 10 Dec 2012 01:40:08 GMT
I admit there are lots of information of Apache on Windows if you Google 
it, but none are from Apache itself.  The latest official Apache build 
for Windows is for 2.2.22 and only 32-bit.  The project files are for 
Visual Studio 6 and so old I cannot even convert it to Visual Studio 12.

One of the place I found for Windows build is in Apache lounge, but it 
does  not include source code and the project configuration with the 
binary they published.   I appreciate what they have done but I would 
feel more comfortable if I know the source it is built from.  Security 
issue prevents a lot of companies from using open soured binary without 
knowing the corresponding source code.  But I guess this is how Apache 
Lounge can keep itself relevant.

It seems ASF has totally stopped support of Apache HTTP server on 
Windows platform in 2.4 either 32-bit or 64-bit, at least officially,  
and whatever has been done by third parties on Windows does not get 
contributed back to ASF, either.

It is true things are much easier on *nix, but *nix and Windows do not 
have be mutually exclusive.  In the real world both camps have their 
followers, depends on which area you look. They can and have to co-exist.

On 12/9/2012 8:49 AM, Stormy wrote:
> At 03:20 PM 12/9/2012 +0000, Good Guy wrote:
>> Somebody should take the responsibility to write the instructions 
>> clearly and succinctly (together with php)
> Try a php mailing list?
>> so that users can compile the source files for their own use.    I 
>> have been working on 2.2.23 for about a week to no avail.  Why can't 
>> it be as simple as "hello world" program?
> Try Bill Gates?
> Although I have to admit that a quick google for 'apache 2.2 windows' 
> gives me "About 9,240,000 results (0.27 seconds)" and at least the 
> first ten appear relevant.
> As a last resort, change windows ==> *nix and experience the ease and 
> joy of a proper o/s.
> Best - Paul
> tired old sysadmin
>> On 07/12/2012 00:33, Alex Chen wrote:
>>> I tried Visual Studio 2008 first but got a lot error messages saying 
>>> the project files are corrupted. So I resorted to use command line 
>>> tool but it still failed.
>>> These are the error messages:
>>> =============
>>> C:\Projects\Apache\HTTP Server\2.4.3\httpd-2.4.3>nmake /f 
>>> _apacher
>>> Microsoft (R) Program Maintenance Utility Version 11.00.50727.1
>>> Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
>>> Please check out or download and unpack the Apache Portability Runtime
>>> sources (apr, apr-iconv and apr-util) into your srclib dir.
>>> Apache cannot build without these libraries!
>>> : fatal error U1050: Need srclib\  apr, apr-iconv 
>>> and apr-util
>>> Stop.
>>> ===========
>>> I downloaded the dependency library httpd-2.4.3-deps.tar.gz and 
>>> unpacked it.  But it only contained apr and apr-util so I got the 
>>> same error message above.
>>> Any idea how I can build on Windows with either IDE or command line?
>>> Thanks.
>>> On 12/6/2012 3:49 PM, Alex Chen wrote:
>>>> I am trying to build Apache 2.4 on Windows 7 with Visual Studio 
>>>> 2012.  In the document page 
>>>>, it 
>>>> says the workspace file to be used is Apache.dsw. However there is 
>>>> another Apache-apr2.dsw that is newer and has similar projects 
>>>> included.  Which one should I use to convert to new Visual Studio?
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> Alex
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