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Old 01-10-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
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Apache 2.0.52 RPMs for Red Hat 9


Hi,

I've tried searching on rpmfind and freshrpms but cannot find an RPM for Red Hat 9 and Apache 2.0.52.

Can anyone help please?
 
Old 01-10-2005, 08:45 PM   #2
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I compiled these RPMs on my Redhat9 box the other day, see if you want them:
http://demonbane.org/files/rh9/

If you run into dependency issues they will either be in the above link or official Redhat 9 repository(ie your RH9 CDs)

You should either learn how to compile your own RPMs or switch to source tarball installation for major packages if you wish to maintain your Redhat 9 installation.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 09:00 PM   #3
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I sort of do both actually. It's an RPM install at the moment, but I'm not sure how installing a tarball over it will go.

For instance if you have say apache 2.0.49 installed, and then install the apache 2.0.50 tarball, does that overwrite the rpm install (i.e. rpm -q httpd fails or says 2.0.50)?

I also have concerns about it overwriting config files from tarball..

Any thoughts?
 
Old 01-10-2005, 09:47 PM   #4
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No, source tarball installations won't affect RPMs, RPM keeps its own database for all packages that is installed, dependencies etc.

In most cases source tarballs has default prefix in /usr/local, that's a different from the RPM install which is usually customized(genereally speaking using /usr as prefix but with some twist), so basically you have 2 copies installed, one in /usr/local which is installed from tarball, and another one somewhere else installed from RPM, and yes it may cause conflicts.

My suggestion is either go fully with RPM, compile them yourself if you can't find it on the net(this is recommended), or uninstall the RPMs and go for source tarball only. Actually you don't have to uninstall these RPMs before installing from source, but keep in mind that by default source tarballs install to a different location and they won't satisfy RPM dependencies.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 10:07 PM   #5
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Hmm.. yes I think I will have to learn about compiling RPMs myself. They are far more convenient than tarballs as well.

I'm sure this newb forum is littered with links to articles that tell you how to do it so I will go from there. Thanks.
 
  


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