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Old 03-27-2006, 12:31 AM   #1
ApachePadowan
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New HTTPD 2.2 from Apache.org


Apache has released stable version 2.2 of httpd... I'm the kind of person who likes to keep programs up to the latest version possible (call it a fetish if you like). I'm wanting to use the RPM (mostly cuz I'm lazy) because using the tar.gz files makes me a little queazy; that, and I would not be able to do an rpm
-q to check my installed packages in the future.

SO... I am running into a dependency problem with the rpm (naturally). Now, I've made a list of the stuff I need to get, but I run into even more dependency problems there...

I hesitate to run it w/ --nodeps, because there is obviously a reason it would need the other files.

The up2date utility does not have the latest 2.2 version of httpd; which would be my preferred way of installing it because it would resolve my dependencies automatically (again... lazy!)

Has anyone successfully installed httpd-2.2 using the rpm? I've searched Apache.org for documentation on RPM installation and dependency solutions, but I don't get much info.

And also, why does it take utilities like YUM and UP2DATE so long to get these new s/w releases?
 
Old 03-27-2006, 01:45 AM   #2
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Most distros don't upgrade to the latest and greatest packages or add new features after a stable release, they focus more on bug fixes and sorting out security issues. If you want the latest stuff, then you have to compile from source or get packages from third party packagers if they are available.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 09:07 PM   #3
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So if I want to upgrade Apache, I have to go the .tar.gz way? What about all those dependancies the rpms bring up?
 
Old 03-27-2006, 11:39 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ApachePadowan
So if I want to upgrade Apache, I have to go the .tar.gz way? What about all those dependancies the rpms bring up?
If you are installing from source why would you be bothered about rpm dependencies? Apache does not have many dependencies and is quite easy to install from source. Same for php and mysql. If you need a tutorial, look here.
 
Old 03-28-2006, 07:50 PM   #5
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Quote:
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If you are installing from source why would you be bothered about rpm dependencies? Apache does not have many dependencies and is quite easy to install from source. Same for php and mysql. If you need a tutorial, look here.
Thanks reddazz! I was a little concerned because using the rpm said I needed new apr and apr-util packages, as well as new mod_ssl and all that junk. But what you are saying is that if I install from a sourceball, in a matter of speaking the installation will take care of itself... Cool deal. Thanks again!
 
  


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