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Old 06-19-2007, 02:30 PM   #1
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Apache --prefix=???

I'm trying to update my default installation of Apache, on a Fedora 2 server.

Most of it seems pretty straight forward, and even the installation seems easy enough. My only problem is I'm not sure what to use as the --prefix= option. I know I can basically install it where ever I want, but how do I handle the older installation. Do I need to overwrite the old installation?? Or just install in a new place? If I DON'T overwrite the old installation, do I need to do anything to uninstall the old version?

And while on that subject, where is the old version? I haven't been able to find the current installation of Apache in my file structure.

Any info you can offer would be appreciated.

Thank you,
Old 06-19-2007, 02:48 PM   #2
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Why not uninstall the old version first (it'll be called apache or httpd) and then compile the new version from source. I usually use /usr/local/apache or /usr/local/apache2 as the prefix.


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