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From "Houser, Rick" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Apache Builds on Linux
Date Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:51:59 GMT
Perhaps this is a mis-defined problem where you've just assumed you need to relocate the binaries?
 Do you just need the ability to have multiple simultaneous installs of Apache or the ability
for users to use storage paths outside your control/knowledge?  If you set the prefix to a
version-specific string, that lets you have multiple concurrent installs.  Then, just keep
your config outside that tree and your various versions of code never overlap.

Relocatable httpd is certainly not the norm, but I'm guessing they are using scripts, environment
variables (possibly LD_PRELOAD), etc. to work around the associated problems.

Rick Houser
Web Administration

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Abernathy, Don []
> Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2017 13:28
> To:
> Subject: RE: [users@httpd] Apache Builds on Linux
> Yes, I did.. in both files and cases, and yet when you start it, it refuses to start.
> @Rick, I get the build, and that works for me, I can just build the package with
> the prefix being what you noted (Yes topo on the space when I started the e-
> mail) but like noted, I would like to make it portable.
> I see other vendors do it, like IBM gives IBM HTTP Server, and you can install
> that to the home of your choice and it works, so there must be a solution, just
> think it is beyond my talent level.
> I will build to correct home, but later when I need to move to new version, I will
> have to be careful doing the build to not overwrite the current files.
> The make build is maybe worth looking into, but not sure I am sure where to
> start..
> Don Abernathy
> Group Manager- Web Services
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> MFS Investment Management
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Covener []
> Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:57 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Apache Builds on Linux
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 7:50 AM, Abernathy, Don <>
> wrote:
> > what I did was use a prefix like /opt/BaseBuild and that works as
> > expected but now when I copy that Apache to a new home,  say
> > /opt/WebSite/Apache1 and try to start it, it keeps pointing to /opt/BaseBuild.
> Do you change all the references to the old directory in e.g.
> httpd.conf and apachectl?
> --
> Eric Covener
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