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From Edgar Frank <>
Subject Re: Howto install headerfiles into <httpd>/include?
Date Mon, 03 May 2010 13:30:37 GMT
>>>As serveral other modules like mod_rewrite install their own
>>>header file, I tried to integrate my module into the apache
>>>build. I created my own directory under /modules, copied
>>>a config.m4 and adopted it for my purpose (nothing more than a
>>>For the sake of simplicity, let's assume it's just a single .c
>>>and .h file with minimalistic code (I also tried this simplest
>>>case). Than I ran buildconf, my module appears in configure,
>>>get's built and installed - but the header file won't be
>>>installed into include. I tried to mimic every step mod_rewrite
>>>does (except that it's bundled with the other mapper modules),
>>>but couldn't find out which step does the trick.
>I don't think there's any automatic facility provided for this.
>For example, the top-level apache Makefile knows specifically about
>mod_rewrite's header file.

I was afraid of that. As I'm not that deep into autotools, I suspected
that (I found mod_rewrite.h there) is generated
somewhere else, e.g. by buildconf.

>>>Btw - why are some of the .m4 files named config9.m4 or
>>>config5.m4? Is this on purpose and if yes, why?
>ordering I believe

This makes sense, indeed.

Thanks for your reply. Looks like I have to find another way :-)


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