I've been trying to build apache by following the Apache Compile HOWTO, but keep getting stuck in section 3.4.1. Assuming the commands are to be run from the apache_... Directory, I always get the following error which leads to an empty Makefile for apache itself:
sed: -e expression #46, char 56: Unknown option to 's'
My situation is pretty much the same as the one described at this site
. The main differences are that I'm using the stable version of Debian GNU/Linux, woody. The posts on that page allude to a DHCP issue (which I am using in conjunction with a cable modem) but I don't understand how this figures in the whole "thicket" of issues with APACI, the Makefile template, etc.
This may all sound a bit confusing but I'd really like to salvage what I've already got, so I'd be grateful if someone could help me out here.
I decided to try it this way because I've had bad experiences with package installs in that they'll put apps in non-standard directrories and make it generally more difficult to do custom compilation stuff, i.e. most HOWTOs will expect apache somewhere in /usr/local/ and not /var/www/ or so.
I'm really looking to do something very close to the Apache Compile Howto
. If there's a way to do this with debian packages, I'd be grateful if someone could point me to a guide.