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Re: apxs missing in apache2 rh7 binary

From: David Summers <david_at_summersoft.fay.ar.us>
Date: 2006-01-17 05:52:00 CET

On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 23:15:08 +0100
> From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1@ryandesign.com>
> To: Betsubetsu <betsubetsu@free.fr>
> Cc: Subversion List <users@subversion.tigris.org>,
> David Summers <david@summersoft.fay.ar.us>
> Subject: Re: apxs missing in apache2 rh7 binary
> On Jan 16, 2006, at 12:52, Betsubetsu wrote:
>>>> I cannot find apxs executable in /usr/local/apache2 directory which is
>>>> needed to compile and install php module.
>>>> Appearently apache2 has not configured to have apxs.
>>>> Do you plan to release a apache2 binary version with apxs?
>>> This is not the Apache mailing list, nor the PHP mailing list. :-) Please
>>> see:
>>> http://httpd.apache.org/lists.html
>>> http://www.php.net/mailing-lists.php
>> but the subversion team provides a rh7 binary rpm package of apache 2.0.48
>> without apsx or apsx2.
>> who compiled it if it's not the subversion team?
> I do see now that in the Redhat 7.x directory there is an RPM of Apache
> 2.0.48. It's just that most binary packagers provide just Subversion, not
> Apache as well, so I wasn't expecting it; sorry for misdirecting you. But do
> take note of this:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/project_packages.html#binary-packages
> "The Subversion project does not officially endorse or maintain any binary
> packages of the Subversion software. However, volunteers have created binary
> packages for different distributions and platforms, and as a convenience, we
> maintain a list of links to them here. If there are any problems with or
> questions about the different binary packages please send email to the
> Subversion users mailing list."
> That Apache package was compiled in December 2003. That's pretty old; Apache
> 2.0 is all the way up to 2.0.55 now, and 2.2.0 has been released too. You
> might do better making your own Apache 2.2.0 or finding a newer RPM
> elsewhere, unless David Summers has anything to add...

Not much to add.

I no longer use the RH7.3 system and have been maintaining the Subversion
RPM for it to help people out. RH7.3 is several years old now and many
users (like myself) have upgraded to RHEL3 or RHEL4 or their free
counterparts (CentOS and others). It is *fairly* easy to upgrade those
systems to RHEL3/4.

The only version I have to maintain for work now is the RH8 system, I'm
thinking of dropping support for the RH7.3 and RH9 versions. Maybe the
RH8 system soon as well, I'll know more in a few weeks whether our company
will be continuing to support our product on RH8.

If I can find some time, I'd like to upgrade RH7.3, 8, and 9 to the
latest Apache versions.....just haven't found the time yet. It is not trivial
to upgrade. There are so many hooks into Apache from other packages
(like PHP) and hooks from apache (and modules) into other

If someone else would like to take over Subversion RH7.3 and RH9 RPMs I'd
gladly help hand it over to them.

It gets harder and harder to support older systems as software moves on,
the patches get more and more involved....

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