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LinuxWorld: Compiling Apache–A step-by-step guide

This article is clearly written. It assumes you need to
customize Apache and need more than a vanilla compile. It goes into
the details of the precompile configuration options with this in
mind.

The authors are very well qualified to write on this
subject:

Mark Komarinski is a system administrator at Aurora Technologies
in Waltham, MA. He is a former Linux Journal columnist and the
author of The Linux Companion. He and Cary Collett coauthored The
Linux System Administration Handbook.

Read
compiling Apache
.