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From Michael Felt <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] make apache 2.4.17 portable under ubuntu [wd-vc]
Date Sat, 31 Oct 2015 18:51:24 GMT
On 2015-10-19 10:49, Bremser, Kurt (AMOS Austria GmbH) wrote:
> 1. all systems must have the same Ubuntu release.
at least compatible. aka binary compatible
> 2. on all systems, the stick needs to be mounted on the same directory
This would be ideal - however, you could modify the apachectl to 
determine where it lives and use relative paths
to refer to the conf, modules, etc. that you want to load.
> 3. build apache with a apache root directory that is located on the mounted stick. Make
sure that nothing escapes you (conf location etc)
> That should do the trick.
Specifying your own --prefix (e.g., with a relative path in it, rather 
than absolute) may help. As you probably need root access to start httpd 
- you might also be able to
create a symbolic link that your conf files use - but will point them at 
the USB location.

In short - where there is a will - there is a way!
> I have done a similar thing in AIX, where I installed apache in a VG apart from rootvg
that is shared between primary and backup server.
> Kurt Bremser
> AMOS Austria
> Newton was wrong. There is no gravity. The Earth sucks.
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> Von: Raf Roger []
> Gesendet: Freitag, 16. Oktober 2015 23:11
> An:
> Betreff: [users@httpd] make apache 2.4.17 portable under ubuntu [wd-vc]
> Hi,
> I used during several years a portable version of my webserver under windows 7/8 to shift
from laptop to desktop computer and without duplicating webserver from one computer to another.
> i'm trying to do the same under ubuntu 15.04 however it seems that only few people did
> 1. why people under linux do not use portable webserver  (e.g. on USB drive) ?
> 2. how can i make apache 2.4.x portable, so to have all needed files (apache, php, openssl,
etc) on a USB drive and make it work as standard web server?
> so in fact how to make apache looks after its configuration files and librairies under
its own directory where it will be stored ?
> thanks a lot.
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> Alain
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