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O'Reilly Network: Installing mod_perl from RPM

Mar 26, 2000, 20:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Figgins)

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"mod_perl uses the Apache API to embed a complete Perl interpreter into your web server. This not only speeds up your CGI programs, it makes almost all of the Apache API available to the Perl programmer. Red Hat has a mod_perl RPM you can easily install. Configuring it is trickier."

"Here is what you do to configure Apache to use mod_perl for CGI programs..."

"The mod_perl RPM is compiled as a Dynamic Shared Object (DSO). Before DSOs came along you had to recompile the server every time you wanted to take advantage of a new module. But with DSOs, Apache can load new modules dynamically. Red Hat has compiled Apache to use a DSO. The mod_perl module has been compiled as a DSO. All you need do to get Apache to load the module is edit your httpd.conf file to tell Apache to load it."

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