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For reference Jun. 18th, 2003 03:35 pm
On gene:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apache/ --enable-module=so

./configure --with-mysql=/usr/local/mysql/ --with-apxs=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs --with-gd --enable-exif --with-zlib-dir=/usr/local/lib --with-jpeg-dir=/usr/local/lib --with-freetype-dir=/usr/local/lib

From: babysimon
Date: June 18th, 2003 - 09:57 am (Link)
Oops, sorry. I'm sure you're sensible enough to only compile the stuff you absolutely have to. Just that my co-worker wasn't.
From: wechsler
Date: June 18th, 2003 - 11:47 am (Link)
Yuh well, I hadn't mentioned which version I needed when you posted that - rpms and debs do have their uses (apt-get's invaluable for anything that doesn't need to be bleeding-edge), but every so often you still need to grab the server by the tarballs...

Also, I find that it's occasionally useful to do manual installs to fully appreciate what you're installing - much of this server software is stuff I'm really trying to get my head 'round.