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
> Server?

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
HTTP standards."

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:

http://www.apache.org/licenses/GPL-compatibility.html

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':

	Package: apache
	Priority: optional
	Section: universe/web
	Installed-Size: 800
	Maintainer: Debian Apache Maintainers <debian-apache at lists.debian.org>
	Architecture: i386
	Version: 1.3.33-4
	Replaces: apache-modules
	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
	Suggests: apache-doc
	Conflicts: apache-modules, libapache-mod-perl (<= 1.17-1), jserv (<= 1.1-3)
	Filename: pool/universe/a/apache/apache_1.3.33-4_i386.deb
	Size: 378550
	MD5sum: 0b3ff8c7d306a3ea6afc403282f9b6f9
	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
	 virtual homing.
	 .
	 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
	Origin: Ubuntu

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
+(617) 308-5571
http://laniels.org/
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