Apache Today: Building and Installing Apache 2.0
Jul 26, 2000, 12:43 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This article will discuss how to build, install, and setup
Apache 2.0. This procedure has not changed very much in the last
few alpha releases, so although this technique may change during
the beta releases, it should not change much. I will try to
point out where this will most likely change in the future. All of
these instructions will be Unix machines. Other platforms will
accomplish these things differently. For most platforms, there are
basic instructions included in the distribution. Between those
instructions and this article, you should be able to get Apache 2.0
compiled and running."
"Apache 1.3 had two different configuration methods, ./configure
and src/Configure. This caused more than a little confusion among
people new to Apache. The Apache developers made a conscious
decision early in 2.0 development to remove this confusion and
create one configuration system based on Autoconf. Because Apache
2.0 is still in alpha, the packages do not include the actual
configure script. Instead the packages include the files needed by
Autoconf to build the configure script. When Apache 2.0 is
released, the package will include the configure script, and
Autoconf will no longer be required."
"While we are in alpha, and possibly through the betas, the only
distribution medium available for Apache 2.0 is a source package.
If you download the source package, you will need a compiler.
Apache has always used an ANSI compiler as the lowest common
denominator. After Apache 2.0 is released, if you download the
binary release, Apache will obviously not require any