--On November 19, 2007 11:00:44 PM -0500 "Dan Mahoney, System Admin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

On Mon, 19 Nov 2007, Jerry McAllister wrote:

You can tell ports where to install something.  We used to install
all of Apache in its own directory to make it easy to manipulate
in a system we were installing in a lot of places.   Check the ports
doc and such.

Actually, I just tried this.  This is not what I want.  If I go to cd
/usr/ports/www/apache22, and do a make PREFIX=/some/other/directory, I
do NOT get the same thing I'd get building apache from source.  I get
ALL the apache prerequisites installed under /some/other/dir, as opposed
to the apache standards places (for example config files which would
normally be in /usr/local/apache/conf now get installed in
/some/other/directory/etc (the port installs them in /usr/local/etc).
As a bonus, dependent packages get added to my package database under
the same prefix, which shouldn't happen.  (i.e. I want ONLY the
apache2.2 stuff in a self-contained directory).

Silly me. I had no idea there was a "standard place" for apache to put its stuff. On *some* linux builds, the conf files are in /etc/httpd/conf.d/ and the document root in /var/www. On FreeBSD they're in /usr/local/etc/apache{ver.} and /usr/local/www/apache{ver}, respectively. What's the "standard place" I wonder? I suspect it has a lot more to do with the conventions of the particular OS than it does with the application.

And the apache layout is hard coded (the only configure argument to be

                 --enable-layout=FreeBSD \
                 --with-perl=${PERL5} \
                 --with-port=${WITH_HTTP_PORT} \
                 --with-expat=${LOCALBASE} \
                 --with-iconv=${LOCALBASE} \

In short, not at all the same.  Plus, doesn't solve the issue.  I have
all the necessary binaries I need to build apache, it simply outright
refuses to build (and also, the APR version in ports is badly broken,

Yet, oddly, I have it installed and it works fine.
httpd -V
Server version: Apache/2.2.6 (FreeBSD)
Server built:   Oct 21 2007 00:03:07
Server's Module Magic Number: 20051115:5
Server loaded:  APR 1.2.11, APR-Util 1.2.10
Compiled using: APR 1.2.11, APR-Util 1.2.10
Architecture:   32-bit
Server MPM:     Prefork
 threaded:     no
   forked:     yes (variable process count)
Server compiled with....
-D APACHE_MPM_DIR="server/mpm/prefork"
-D APR_HAVE_IPV6 (IPv4-mapped addresses enabled)
-D HTTPD_ROOT="/usr/local"
-D SUEXEC_BIN="/usr/local/bin/suexec"
-D DEFAULT_PIDLOG="/var/run/httpd.pid"
-D DEFAULT_SCOREBOARD="/var/run/apache_runtime_status"
-D DEFAULT_LOCKFILE="/var/run/accept.lock"
-D DEFAULT_ERRORLOG="/var/log/httpd-error.log"
-D AP_TYPES_CONFIG_FILE="etc/apache22/mime.types"
-D SERVER_CONFIG_FILE="etc/apache22/httpd.conf"

nearly a year old, and the APR maintainer can't even commit changes
without making a PR).

And this is a bad thing because?

You *do* know that you can make any changes you want for your system? You can edit the port any way you want or install from source without using the port or, oh, whatever you like. It *is* unix, after all.

Also, this may seem silly as heck, but it should definitely be POSSIBLE
to build apache outside of the port (so, again, I feel "use the port" is
not the right answer...there's a deeper problem here).

Not silly at all. Some people build all their applications that way. *But*, you have to know what you're doing.

I mean, obviously if they've got a standard layout defined in the apache
tree, the apache people expect the code to build on this OS (otherwise
if the ports-patches are so necessary, we would just define the layout
there too)

If I understood what you were saying here, I'd respond. You display all the symptoms of a newbie to FreeBSD. You're used to seeing things in certain places, and they're not there, and you're frustrated.

Try asking for help politely instead of insulting the very people who can help you and denigrating the OS you're trying to build on.

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Paul Schmehl ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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