Peter wrote:

>> >howdy,
>> >
>> >i've got it all configured correctly .. well it doesn't spit any
>> errors out
>> >on make
>> >but when i got to view a web page it opens a down load box
>> i added this
>> >
>> >LoadModule php4_module        libexec/
>> >
>> >to httpd.conf as per the manual and restarted apache but it didn't start
>> >saying it couldn't find which leads me to my question
>> .. that file
>> >is created automatically correct?
>> >
>> >i havent been able to find that file on my machine any where.. so i
>> >can't point it to another location ... any one got any ideas what i
>> should do as i
>> >have not seen any info any where that will direct me in this
>> >situation...
>> Do the "make install" again and pay attention to what scrolls by and see
>> where it puts the file.
>> Then, make sure that's where Apache expects it.
>> the LoadModule directive acts in conjunction with the one above all the
>> LoadModules that tells Apache where to start looking for Modules in the
>> first place.
>> Some folks set that in httpd.conf to include the "libexec" part, so then
>> your libexec in the LoadModule line is ending up "doubling" the libexec
>> in the path and that ain't gonna work.
>> If there are any *working* LoadModule lines, you can try digging around
>> to find them on your hard drive, and make sure is sitting next
>> to them, and then do the LoadModule the same way as the working ones.
>> will explain all the stuff I just said in
>> formal language.
>> :-)
> Ok i followed what you have suggested and Apache didn't spit out anything
> on so I am lead to beleave it wasn't created..
> my apache config like was
> #./configure --enable-module=most --enable-shared=max
> #--activate-module=src/
> modules/php4/libphp4.a
> cheers
> Peter
Peter - if you are still battling with this, perhaps you might try an 
alternate approach, where you first compile apache with dso support, then 
compile php as a loadable module.

For guidance, here are the configure files I use for each:

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

You'll possibly have apache in a different place so may need to change the 
value for prefix.

#! /bin/sh
# Created by configure

"./configure" \
"--enable-debug=no" \
"--enable-gd-imgstrttf" \
"--enable-gd-nativett" \
"--enable-sysvsem=yes" \
"--enable-sysvshm=yes" \
"--enable-track-vars=yes" \
"--with-apxs=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs" \
"--with-config-file-path" \
"--with-config-file-path=/usr/local/apache/conf" \
"--with-freetype-dir=/usr/X11R6" \
"--with-gd=/usr/local/src/gd-2.0.1" \
"--with-jpeg-dir=/usr" \
"--with-mysql=/usr/local/mysql" \
"--with-png-dir=/usr" \
"--with-xml" \
"--with-xpm-dir=/usr/X11R6" \
"--with-zlib" \
"--with-zlib-dir=/usr" \
#"--with-mnogosearch" \

The two things you need specifically here are --with-apxs which allows the 
loadable module to be built, and the two with-config-file entries. The 
latter of these points to the directory where you have installed apache 
configuration files, and allows the php install process to find the apache 
config file and add the necessary entries to get php up and running.

So the order of play is
  make install
  optionally start to ensure its all working

  make install

  restart to re-read the config file

That should get you up and running. I just did the php part earlier today 
to upgrade my laptop to 4.2.2 and it only took a few minutes.

David Robley

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