I'm thinking of installing Apache via source, because I don't know how to get the fine control I need (individually disable certain modules and enable others, choose which directories things end up in, get any possible speed gains by compiling for my processor, etc) via an rpm-based install (but I'll give the points to anyone who can show me).
So I'll build my config file, and make, etc, and all will be fine, but what happens when I want to upgrade?
If I grab the new source, I can use the same config file, and make, make install, but will it overwrite my existing install without overwriting my website? Will it overwrite my painstakingly configured httpd.conf?
Lastly, how can I make my source install start automatically? I'm sure it's something in the rc world, but does that need to be re-done after each upgrade as well?
Thanks for your help