Apache Web Server
Stephen R Laniel
steve at laniels.org
Sat Jul 16 22:47:41 UTC 2005
On Sat, Jul 16, 2005 at 05:38:34PM -0500, Barry Young wrote:
> Where can I download (hopefully free) the latest version of the Apache Web
When I've heard about a package for Linux, I first Google
for it. Googling for Apache will bring you to apache.org.
Near the top of the apache.org homepage is 'HTTP Server' (on
the left). That's the thing you're looking for. Click on
that link and you'll see
"The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and
maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating
systems including UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this
project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible
server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current
It's open-source, which is a good sign, but you may be
curious about the license. There's a license link on the
left. From there you'll get to here:
which suggests that the Apache license may be incompatible
with the GPL.
Next step: see whether Apache is in Debian. To do so, type
'apt-cache search apache'. You'll get 289 matching packages.
The package you want is just called 'apache':
Maintainer: Debian Apache Maintainers <debian-apache at lists.debian.org>
Provides: httpd-cgi, httpd
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-4), libdb4.2, libexpat1 (>= 1.95.8), mime-support, apache-common (>= 1.3.33-4), apache-common (<< 1.3.34-0), perl (>= 5.8.4-2), logrotate (>= 3.5.4-1), dpkg (>> 1.9.0), libmagic1, debconf
Conflicts: apache-modules, libapache-mod-perl (<= 1.17-1), jserv (<= 1.1-3)
Description: versatile, high-performance HTTP server
The most popular server in the world, Apache features a modular
design and supports dynamic selection of extension modules at runtime.
Some of its strong points are its range of possible customization,
dynamic adjustment of the number of server processes, and a whole
range of available modules including many authentication mechanisms,
server-parsed HTML, server-side includes, access control, CERN httpd
metafiles emulation, proxy caching, etc. Apache also supports multiple
Separate Debian packages are available for PHP, mod_perl, Java
Servlet support, Apache-SSL, and other common extensions. More
information is available at http://www.apache.org/.
Bugs: mailto:ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
There's also an Apache version 2.0. I still use 1.3, but I'm
told that 2.0 is better in some respects.
Hopefully that answers your question. The above is the
procedure I'd follow if I heard about any package.
Stephen R. Laniel
steve at laniels.org
PGP key: http://laniels.org/slaniel.key
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