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From "timj_moore" <>
Subject Installing from scratch Apache + mod_perl + Apache::ASP (+maybe others) on unix
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2002 17:00:31 GMT
Okay, I'm having a nightmare trying to install all this on both 
Solaris and AIX. I'm finding the different installation methods for 
each very confusing (and not only that but documentation and posts on 
newsgroups all seem to vary in install methods).

First I started off with Apache, and managed to get that built. Spent 
a huge amount of time installing frontpage extensions and 
patching/rebuilding Apache for that, but got that working. Then 
looked at Apache::ASP.

So then I need mod_perl. Downloaded that and tried building it but it 
decides to rebuild Apache it's own way and I can't then work out how 
to get the frontpage extensions in. Okay, I'll live without the fp 
extensions (only useful so I can edit using InterDev on PC), but I 
may have to build in other modules later (SSL for example).

Right, now for Apache::ASP.

Kick off the 'perl -MCPAN -e shell' command, do 'install 
Bundle::Apache::ASP' and all hell breaks loose. It seems to go off 
installing loads of other packages some of which have errors in. I 
don't know what they are because they all scroll off the screen and I 
just can't get anywhere with it. I don't know much about the perl 
shell thing and I don't have time to learn it if it's going to take 
weeks to understand.

I've tried different approaches by downloading manually and running 
the Makefile.PL through perl, but that tells me I need things it 
depends on.

Does anyone have a very simple set of instructions (an 'idiots 
guide', especially aimed at someone who's more of a Windows/IIS 
expert than unix/apache) for installing Apache + mod_perl + 
Apache::ASP that will work every time, including what I need to check 
for on my system (the right permissions, though I'm running as root 
to install, environment variables, required components and files, 
should I be using gcc or not, etc).

Better still, are there pre-built binaries with the whole lot I can 

I'm a little concerned about using the perl shell thing as this would 
have to be installed on customer sites. I really need a simple 
installer that can be packaged up with anything we ship to customers. 
Talking of which, how does the licencing stand for shipping 
Apache::ASP as part of any product we make?

All I want to do is evaluate Apache::ASP but I'm at a loss as to how 
to install it and I'm afraid I'll have to abandon it as a solution 
just because I can't get it running.

As far as I know the Sun and AIX boxes are set up it their default 

If anyone wants to debug my Apache::ASP install hassles I can post 
some sort of log file if there is one but I don't know if there is or 
how to get to it.

Thanks in advance for any help/tips.

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