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Old 09-29-2005, 04:43 AM   #1
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Apache 2.0 on Red Hat AS 2.1?


I want to install a software that requires Red Hat AS 2.1 and Apache 2.0.54. Unfortunately this combination is not officially supported by Red Hat.

Is there an Apache-2.0-rpm for AS 2.1?
Can I install an rpm for a different version or distribution?
Or do I have to compile Apache myself? If yes, which is the best source (tar / src.rpm)?

Thanks in advance for any help!
Old 09-30-2005, 01:07 AM   #2
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red hat apache is such a pain in the behind, i've shuffled apps to other servers due to wrong httpd versions in as 2 and/or 3 in order to avoid this very problem.

in my opinion, your best bet would be to get a source rpm from somewhere (my choice would be redhat/rhn so you can have as close to redhat version as possible) and then build the rpm on the system--you may need to modify the spec file to make the build work with the versions of other rpms you have installed. if you just grab any ol' binary rpm, you may run into a slew of dependencies to fill.

keep in mind that you'll also have to build your own anything-that-attaches-to-httpd, such as mod_perl.

out of curiosity, what software is it that you're working with? it seems odd to me that they would have a requirement that isn't actually supported anywhere.
Old 09-30-2005, 04:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply. I just downloaded a source tar.gz from and installed it with configure, make, make install. I used the default settings and it worked without any problems. I didn't expect installation of Apache from source to be that easy!

Of course an rpm would be nicer, but currently I only need a quick solution for a proof of concept.

The software I'm using is SiteMinder from Computer Associates (formerly Netegrity). They offer "agents" as Apache modules for access control. I also think it's incredible that they want their customers to modify their systems in such a way that they lose support from Red Hat.


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