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Old 03-20-2003, 01:38 AM   #1
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Question Recompiling and Reinstalling

Well, i am into linux a bit and have had a machine running for a couple years now, but basically, i have a stupid question:

If i were to install, say, apache. I would:
1) tar -xzvf the package
2)./configure (insert options here)
3) make
4) make install

This process would install apache to configure's default location (or to mine) which would probably be at /usr/local/apache.

Well, if the install of that compilation of apache were to not function right, or be the wrong status, i would want to recompile apache and reinstall it.

Is there a seperate set of steps i should follow to recompile the binary, and re-install it (among other changed files?) Or should i just repeat these steps 1-4 with the requred changes?

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You'd probably want to do a make uninstall,
afterwards it's up to you whether you do a
rm -Rf ./<apache-source-dir>
or a
make clean && ./configure, skipping
step 1... even though you might want to
delete the files created by the first run
of ./configure (which might make that take
longer than rm & step 1 :}) ...



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