Just to give the background:
I have installed php,apache and mysql via instructions on this page http://www.brtnet.org/linux/lamp.htm
which I consequantly think is the most clear and consise tutorial I have seen thus far. Anyway I want to install mod_perl as well as the latter apps with apache, I have spent some considerable time reading docs from the perl site and alike however there are some things im am unclear about , for instance the instructions from http://theory.uwinnipeg.ca/modperl/d...stall.pod.orig
which says not to install perl without the pre-requisites and states the following :
"The mod_perl 2.0 prerequisites are:
=item * Apache
Apache 2.0 is required. mod_perl 2.0 B<does not> work with Apache 1.3.
L<Dynamic|/MP_USE_DSO> (DSO) mod_perl build requires Apache 2.0.47 or
higher. L<Static|/MP_USE_STATIC> build requires Apache 2.0.51 or
=item * Perl
=item prefork MPM"
can someone be so kind as to decipher what this means?
Also something I misunderstand which is key to the install is from this site http://perl.apache.org/docs/2.0/user...l#Installation
and it basically states that to install mod_perl from source I do
tar -xvzf mod_perl-2.x.xx.tar.gz
% cd modperl-2.0
% perl Makefile.PL MP_APXS=$HOME/httpd/prefork/bin/apxs MP_INST_APACHE2=1
The bit I dont understand is MP_APXS=$HOME/httpd/prefork/bin/apxs, I see this term mentioned quite alot but dont understand where they get the prefork directory from, I dont have such I directory, also $HOME is this a normal users home directory? The thing is even as root I have no directory tree as above, I do have a apxs file but that is in /usr/local/apache2/bin
Any help would be greatly appreciated as Im stuck with this until I can find some decent instructions