permission denied does not mean that the user permissions are wrong necessarily, but it may mean instead that the file permissions are wrong.
Also .. i dont think you can run a readme from just ./README.
The ./ prefix is to execute an executable in the current working directory b/c the directory you are in is not included in the path
If you wanted to look at a README you would type:
For your ./install or whatever .. which i dont even know if thats the right thing .. (it sounds like another readme which details the install process)
You need to run
That will configure, compile, and install apache.
Make sure that your configure script is executable .. it should already be
ls -l configure
something like that
if the first three arent rwx then do chmod +x configure
P.S. If your unfamiliar with the install process, you should read up on these forums first before installing anything, or posting.