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Last Modified: 2010-03-04
I just downloaded Apache 2.2.9 on Linux, I did configure, make, make install. Maybe I'm missing something simple, but none of the .so modules were built or installed. I didn't see any reference to this as a separate step in http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/install.html. What am I missing?
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there is better way to do this: install from repositories if you are on linux, on windows download executable.
and to build modules you should add it to configure (e.g. ./configure --with webdav --with proxy,


I did a configure using: --enable-modules="so ssl rewrite", and 'httpd -l' shows these and several others already compiled in.

I have moduled from an earlier 2.2.4 installation. Can I just use those? Where do I find the 'respositories' for 2.2.9?
what is your distribution?


Of Linux? Slackware, kernel
slackware is not best choice for begginer.
but obviously linux distribution have packaging system which containts software in binary (precompiled) version.
slackware does not have native one, but you can use slapt-get.
install slapt-get as it is described in this howto:
Post back soon results, we will continue with apache issue.


The slackware installation is OK, I think. I've been using Slackware/Linux since 1993, so I know my way around it pretty well. My issue is with Apache and its modules. The 2.2.9 apache download did not appear to include modules and I have not found any instructions to get/build them, Linux distribution notwithstanding.

So, how do I get the latest .so files for Apache 2.2.9?
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Maybe you're right. Perpaps I have to --enable-MODULE=shared in order to have it create an .so file for that MODULE. Otherwise, it compiles it in statically.

I think I'll take that as the answer for now and if I need to create a shared file I'll possibly revisit this issue

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