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From "Pier P. Fumagalli" <>
Subject Re: problem with mod_webapp
Date Fri, 29 Jun 2001 17:20:01 GMT
jean-frederic clere at wrote:

> Aaron Bannert wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 06:35:29PM -0700, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
>>>> What if (random thoughts coming out now), instead of requiring people to
>>>> build APR (since that seems the biggest source of problems), we don't
>>>> simply
>>>> ask them where the tarball is, and then in our configure script, we
>>>> configure it, and then build it together while building the module...
>>>> In that way we won't have troubles with previous APR installations/builds,
>>>> we _know_ what we're going to supply to the APR configure script and we
>>>> solve all those troubles?
>>> Yup, that's what httpd-2.0 does.  Just require them to slap the apr
>>> sources in srclib (or something like that).
>>> APR isn't standalone just yet.  I was shocked when I saw that
>>> mod_webapp required an install of APR.  =)  -- justin
> No problem, httpd-2.0 installed it for me ;-)
>> APR *will* be standalone, but since it is not yet completely stable it
>> may at random times not be standalone. That may be unsatisfactory for
>> j-t-c, or maybe that just means that we have to work harder to get
>> APR to be standalone.
>> Last time I built APR standalone for use with j-t-c I didn't have a
>> problem with it (on Solaris 8/sparc and Linux/RH 7.1/x86). We just have
>> to have docs that capture all the scenarios (which is much harder to do
>> in scripts).
> I am using normaly using the APR (static libraries) resulting of the httpd-2.0
> installation. There are always small things to arrange but a part of changes
> must be done in APR and a smaller part of them in mod_webapp.
> Using APR sources like httpd-2.0 is dangerous: What will happend when
> mod_webapp
> for Apache-2.0 will be available and that httpd-2.0 and mod_webapp use a
> different APR version sources?
> APRVARS problably need to be improved, but I am not sure using APR sources
> instead APR installation really helps.

It should just a difference in the build process..... If you say
--with-apache2=/myApache2.0Dir/ or something like it in the configure file,
the webapp-apr should be ignored, and we rely on AP20...


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