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I'm trying to get FrontPage extensions from Ready to Run Software running on my RH 8.0 Apache server. The fp_install.sh install script stalls because it can't find the /usr/sbin/apxs (Apache eXtenSion tool) file. It's part of the Apache Development package, but I can't find the package on either my RH CD's or on the Apache.org Web site. Maybe I just don't know what to look for. It looks like it should have been installed on my system because when I type "httpd -l" it reports mod_so as one of the installed moduals, but the apxs file does not exist on my hard drive. I used both the "find" command and "locate" command to look for it.
When I did a "httpd -v" it returned "Apache/2.0.40". How precise to I need to match these files? I wonder why my install didn't install it? I specified all (12 or 14?) options during the install. Oh, well. From my searches so far it looks like I'm not the first person with this issue.
honestly, i don't know how important it is to match versions with apache. i always try to though. but i always compile apache from source from apache.org. you can check to see if there's an rpm binary of 2.0.47. 2.0.47 does fix a couple of security flaws so you may want to upgrade apache. you maybe able to get away with not having to reconfigure httpd.conf or other files. but i don't know about that with rpms. i know it is possible compiling and installing from the source. just set --prefix=install_path/dir_name to be the same as the old version's install_path/dir_name.
I appreciate your input on this. I've worked "around" Linux for awhile, but not "in" Linux, if you catch my meaning. I worked for a company called eSoft that makes Linux based firewalls, so a good deal of what I delt with was proprietary. They even adopted a binary main configuration file from a BSD based firewall made by a company they bought out.
I also wonder if it pays to get a version that matches my distribution? I just tried to FTP into Red Hat. Forget that, got a "421 There are too many connected users" message. At this time in the morning, Yikes. Guess I'll try Apache.org, now that I know more what I'm looking for. Thanks for the help.
from what it sounds like, you installed apache via redhat's rpms. i would suggest trying to get the redhat rpms for apache. the set up for apache seems to be different for rpms and source. so you may be doing a lot of cleaning up and reconfiguring because of this difference. basically i wasn't clever enough to figure out how to configure apache via rpms which is the main reason i compile from source. how embarrassing having to admit that....
Well, I think I found the rpm files for Apache 2.0.47 and the devel files too, but it's too late to try to install them! I'd mess up for sure. You know if RedHat would organize this stuff and make it easier, I'd gladly pay good money for the service. No wonder Linux is not for the masses!