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From Randy Kobes <>
Subject Re: OT (slightly): build an up-to-date mod_perl development environment on Windows
Date Wed, 08 Apr 2009 03:46:57 GMT
On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 12:17 AM, Michael Lackhoff <> wrote:
> Hello,
> if possible I try to develop on Windows, then deploy on Linux or Solaris
> for production. This worked very well in the past with a self compiled
> environment (VC6). But as some components are rather old by now I would
> like to recompile with recent versions of apache, perl, mod_perl,
> openssl and some DBI-drivers but I had some problems with apache 2.2.11.
> I have VC6 with SP5 installed, plus the 2003 Platform SDK update from
> Microsoft. Perl 5.10.0 and openssl 0.9.8k compile just fine but when it
> comes to Apache 2.2.11 or 2.2.10 I get lots of errors in the APR part of
> the build. 2.2.9 seems to be the last version that builds o.k.
> My question is twofold: First, any ideas what might be going wrong? As
> there are some (VC6?) compiled versions around, this should be possible.
> Or, as second choice, what would be a good working combination of
> precompiled versions? In the past I had tried XAMPP but had some
> problems with DBI and openssl when adding modules that didn't come with
> XAMPP. These problems were gone when I compiled everything myself and I
> don't want them to come back. As I understand it (I am no C programmer)
> it is important for some parts of the chain to be built with the same
> compiler/same settings and as it seems impossible to get everything I
> need from a single (binary-)source I keep trying to compile it myself.

You're right that problems can arise when using components that were
compiled with different versions of VC++. There is a Win32 binary
version of Apache/2.2.11 available from, which should be compatible with
ActivePerl. If you're having problems compiling the Apache server, the
mailing lists for either httpd ( or
apr ( would be a good place
to report problems.

best regards,

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