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From ydnar <>
Subject Re: Updating Apache and Mod_Perl
Date Tue, 15 Jun 2004 07:33:38 GMT
I have a simple howto for downloading, building and installing apache 
2.0 + mp2 + some extras here:


David Arnold wrote:

>I've been encouraged on this list to update my versions of Apache and
>mod_perl, which I think a good suggestion. However, I am no operating
>system guru (just a math teacher), so I get quite fearful with these
>updates. Still, I do have an office machine that is quite behind the times,
>operating system wise:
>[root@ps-114a-2k root]# cat /proc/version
>Linux version 2.4.18-3 ( (gcc version 2.96
>20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.3 2.96-110)) #1 Thu Apr 18 07:37:53 EDT 2002
>Note the Red Hat Linux 7.3. It's my intent to update the operating system
>on this machine this summer, so this would be a good machine on which to do
>an experimental update of Apache and mod_perl. If I mangle things badly, I
>can just resinstall a new version of Red Hat. 
>However, what is the best way to proceed. On Windows, I go the the
>Uninstall Software tool in the control panel and remove the older piece of
>software before installing the update. In linux, particularly RedHat, I
>know that the Apache installation is spread out all over the distribution
>tree, which is probably far from ideal (why do they do that). To conserve
>disk space, I'd rather not have two distributions of Apache on the hard
>drive. So, how do I uninstall the older version before installing the new one?
>I know it probably has something to do with the rpm utility, but from what
>I've read over the years, what will probably happen is I will get asked a
>bunch of questions like  "you'll have to remove this or that" which I never
>know whether to answer "yes" or "no." 
>So, can anyone offer some step-by-step help about uninstalling the older
>versions of Apache and mod_perl on this machine. Secondly, what do I need
>to do after that (remember, I have Red Hat 7.3) prior to installing the
>latest versions of Apache and mod_perl.
>Once I get to this spot, I think I'll be OK, as the instructions for
>installing Apache and mod_perl seem pretty good. What I need help with is
>the uninstall and the other preparation that will be needed before starting
>the install of Apache and mod_perl.
>Thanks to anyone kind enough to help me out with this. :-)

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