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From Jan Kalu┼ża <>
Subject Re: [httpd24 branch] merge with trunk?
Date Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:01:50 GMT
On 07/15/2013 10:48 AM, Steve Hay wrote:
> Steve Hay wrote on 2013-07-12:
>> Steve Hay wrote on 2013-07-12:
>>> The problem of how to specify the path of aprutil-1 in
>>> xs/APR/APR/Makefile.PL remains, but with the fix above the build now
>>> proceeds to the next problem: Apache2/Provider.dll fails to link,
>>> with an unresolved external symbol, ap_register_provider.
>>> That symbol is exported from libhttpd.dll so I'm not sure right now
>>> why the link fails because we *do* already link against libhttpd.lib
>>> (and it has found it, along with libapr-1.lib and libaprutil-1.lib,
>>> this time).
>> I've temporarily dodged the two problems above by (a) commenting out
>> the addition of -laprutil-1 to $libs in xs/APR/APR/Makefile.PL until I
>> figure out how to get its path, and (b) disabling the XS-wrapping of
>> ap_register_provider (by adding a leading '!' character) in
>> xs/maps/ (it was only being wrapped for httpd >
>> 2.3.0, but I can't figure out what causes it not to link at the moment).
> I've now fixed those two problems properly in r1503135 and r1503136 respectively.

This looks great, but shouldn't ap_provider.h be guarded by #ifdef? I 
think this header does not exist before 2.4.

> The first fix might be the key to how to resolve that "FIXME" in xs/APR/APR/Makefile.PL?

I will try to build latest httpd24 branch HEAD in Fedora and see if it 
fixes it too.

>> So that got things going a little further. I've fixed some more code
>> before declaration errors in Apache2__RequestUtil.h (r1502464) but now
>> I've got another linker error, this time in Apache2/ServerUtil.dll: it
>> complains that ap_get_server_version is unresolved, and this time the
>> error is genuine. The symbol was exported from libhttpd.dll in httpd-
>> 2.2, but ap_mmn.h notes that it was replaced with ap_get_server_banner
>> and ap_get_server_description in httpd-2.3 so I think I need to add
>> some more #_if_ ... #_end_ magic to to account
>> for that.
>> The attached patch does this, and with that in place the build now
>> runs through to completion (so perhaps the -laprutil-1 commented out
>> as mentioned above isn't even needed on Windows anyway? -- unless some
>> problem with omitting it comes to light in due course then I will just
>> make it conditional on !WIN32...).
>> What puzzles me is how can the build be working on other OSes? This
>> one is definitely not a Windows-specific problem. Before I go ahead
>> and commit this patch, is there some part of the puzzle that I'm missing?
>> How does it build for others without the patch?
> I've committed that too in r1503137. It's easily reverted if it causes trouble for anyone,
and we're only working on a branch here anyway.
> So I now have a build of mod_perl against httpd-2.4. Yay!
> However, it doesn't run yet... it's crashing when starting up the server. I will look
into that very soon...
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