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Old 03-24-2004, 10:37 PM   #1
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Post RH9 Upgrade of Apache 2.0.40 to 2.0.45

I am another newbie to Linux.

What I am trying to achieve is the following :-

Setting up a new Linux Web Server to run SAS. Part of the requirements was to have Apache 2.0.45 installed.

I performed a fresh install of Redhat 9 with the default 2.0.40 version of apache.

I have downloaded 2.0.45 from the SAS website and have complied and installed. This version work as when I run the /usr/local/apache2/binapachectl start command I can go into the Web Browser and verify its all working.

However, when I run httpd -v I get 2.0.40 as the apache service. I am guessing because a script file located in /etc/rc.d/intit.d/httpd run each time.

What I want to know is, how can I get 2.0.45 to be the apache version I want to run if the server is ever rebooted??

Any help or suggestion would be appreciated.
Old 03-25-2004, 12:19 AM   #2
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You're starting the wrong version because either you're using the wrong script, or the right script hasn't been installed. Use:

which apachectl

to figure out which apachectl you're running. Then look inside that file. You should see something like this (mine is from 1.3, not 2.0):

# the path to your httpd binary, including options if necessary

Update it to be the 2.0.45 version, assuming you know where you installled it.
Old 03-25-2004, 12:27 AM   #3
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This is usually what I do to get my Redhat box up to date with bleeding edge versions of softwares, while keeping them configured "Redhat way":

I grab the source RPM, extract the .spec file from it, modify it a little bit(at least reflect the version change), and use it to compile RPMs from my new package.

Firstly remove the instance you installed in /usr/local/apache, put your new source, httpd-2.0.45.tar.gz, in /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES, and put the spec file in /usr/src/redhat/SPECS (not required but this is where source RPMs puts them). For your convenience I'll give you mine:
Then you just execute "rpmbuild -bb httpd.spec".

After its finished you'll find bunch of RPMs in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386, which you can use to update your system.

On a side note the cflags rpmbuild uses are in /usr/lib/rpm/redhat/rpmrc, feel free to modify it.
Old 03-25-2004, 06:01 PM   #4
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Demonbane - so with what you have done, hve you still got 2.0.40 on the machine or did you remove that version?
Old 03-25-2004, 09:58 PM   #5
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Problem solved . . I added the /usr/local/apache2/apachectl start line to /etc/rc.d/rc.local

Thanks for all the posts


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