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From Foo JH <>
Subject Frustration over Apache 2.0/ 2.2 restart failure => possible package found
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:29:59 GMT
Hello Henrik, all,

With kind references from the modperl community, I've managed to confirm 
a working Win32 modperl stack that will survive an apache restart based 
on zero application code config. Not only does this stack do exactly 
that, it is based on a more recent Visual C++ compiler, and claims 
improved performance over the reference binary from Apache.

Please check out the binaries from:

To summarise the procedures:
1. Install Apache 2.2 binaries from ApacheLounge
2. Install ActivePerl (I tested on build 822)
3. Install modperl via ppd from ApacheLounge
4. Install libapreq2 from
5. Insert the following into httpd.conf
ServerSignature on
LoadModule perl_module modules/
LoadFile "C:/Apache2/bin/libapreq2.dll"
LoadModule apreq_module modules/

My test OS is Windows 2003.

Henrik, I hope this is good news for you.

Thanks guys.

Henrik Schak Hansen wrote:
> Hi Foo
> I finally gave up on Apahce/modperl2 on win32 in various version
> combinations. I kept hoping that newer versions of apache/modperl would
> stabilize it but rather it seemed to get worse. Daily apache/modperl
> would fail and modperl would restart maybe 10 time within a few minutes
> before finally working again. Only because I have a load balancer in
> front of several web servers have I been able to keep going.
> Anyway, now I have moved to Linux a week ago, and so fare I haven't
> experienced any problems (except having to tweak different parameters).
> So I cross my fingers and hope it will stay this way.
> Not much of help for you I know, but I remember we have talked about
> this before....
> Regards
> Henrik Schak Hansen
> -----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
> Fra: Foo JH [] 
> Sendt: 10. august 2007 10:10
> Til:
> Emne: [mp2+Win32] Frustration over Apache 2.0/ 2.2 restart failure
> Hi all,
> I am rather disappointed (and a little frustrated as well) on modperl's
> inability to survive an Apache restart on the Windows platform. The
> platform combo tested are Windows 2003 + Apache 2.2 (and Apache 2.0) +
> modperl2 + libapreq2
> I have come to accept the fact that once in a while modperl on Win32
> will segfault, but the old Apache I tried (year 2005 iirc) seems to
> recover, though it threw a windows fault dialog that scared the wits out
> of my clients. But this time it's just unacceptable. The odd thing is,
> if you try to start apache after it failed, it will fail again. You have
> to wait about a minute (or more) before starting the server.
> I don't mind any creative workarounds. Please share with me any
> suggestions or tips that can circumvent this. Thanks much.
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