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Old 08-12-2011, 06:49 AM   #1
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Installing Apache 2.2 webserver on AIX 6.1

I am a new user in AIX .I am trying to install apache 2.2 in AIX 6.1.However i am not able to get any proper document for the same online. I had downloaded the source code of HTTPD version 2.2.19.
and tried to compile it however no modules got loaded in apache.I some one has link or document to do the same in step by step manner.

Thanks in advance.
Old 08-14-2011, 09:29 PM   #2
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Hey Mate,

Looks like both Apache 1.3.x and 2.x based are available (IBM packaged) via the AIX toolkit expansion disk - I just checked. You will need a copy of the disk from IBM or otherwise download from them. I think for the 2.x versions though you may need a subscription with them etc.

If you dont have access to the disk/download I would suggest using one of the groups that dist their pre-compiled rpm's for AIX rather than a full compile yourself.

Couple of places for you here (pre-compiled 2.2.8 RPM and instructions if you want/need to self compile):

Bull freeware is also always good if you get stuck for AIX software:
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If you want to "build" as well as "install" apache 2.2 on AIX 6.1, you will need a 'C' compiler... Either buy one from IBM (xlc) or download and install GCC.

Here's a slightly modified version of how we run configure, which installs Apache at
/usr/local/apache... you will note we specify the location of where we have SSL installed on our system (--with-ssl)... substitute your location...
Note: we are using the IBM compiler, in "threaded" mode (i.e. xlc_r):

CC="xlc_r"; export CC
"./configure" \
"--prefix=/usr/local/apache" \
"--with-mpm=worker" \
"--without-berkeley-db" \
"--with-ssl=/usr/local/dms/openssl.0.9.8f" \
"--enable-ssl=static" \
"--enable-logio=static" \
"--enable-proxy=static" \
"--enable-proxy_balancer=static" \
"--enable-proxy-ajp=static" \
"--enable-proxy-http=static" \
"--enable-static-rotatelogs" \
"--with-included-apr" \
"--enable-static-support" \
"CC=xlc_r" \
Hope this helps,
Old 12-17-2011, 01:19 AM   #4
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I was just installing Apache 1.3 myself from the Linux toolkit on my home machine and remembered about this post.

It appears 2.x based versions of Apache may actually be available direct from IBM as HTTP Server product and are available for download here:

They are listed as trials however so I'm unsure if after the 60 days it may stop working. I'm going to install anyway and see how it goes.


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