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Old 03-15-2007, 06:44 AM   #1
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apache recompile - what to expect?


I need to recompile apache so I have the mod_rewrite option. That part is simple enough.

What can I expect to lose, need to do after the recompile. I imagine I will have to restore my configuration files correct? I'm also backing up the content that is in my htdocs directory as I'm not sure what it may do. ANything else I should expect?


Old 03-15-2007, 08:33 AM   #2
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I ran into the same situation a couple of years ago. Definitely backup your configs and your content. Other than that you should be okay.

Once you've recompiled just add the new options into your config and you should be good to go. I'd document your ./configure options somewhere so for the next update you'll remember to enable everything.

My 2 cents anyway.
Old 03-15-2007, 09:20 AM   #3
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Yea definatley documenting the compile options. It's been 2 months since the initial compile and we forgot, luckily enough it was in the bash_history so we got lucky this time.


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