Upgrading Apache to 1.3See also Apache topics.
18 September 1998I’ve decided to try something radical. I’m try upgrading from my newly installed apache-fp (verion 1.2.6) to 1.3. I can’t find an apache-fp for 1.3, so I’ll try a vanilla version of apache. My guess is that it won’t work.
Following the instructions for Compiling ports from the Internet, I grabbed the port from ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports-current/www and compiled it. The compile worked. To run it I tried the following:
which gave me:
/usr/local/sbin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started
Well, that’s useful. So I tried it by hand:
It started. The broswer can find the page. Now let’s try FP Explorer. Hmmm, it can’t find any server on port 80. That’s strange. So I check the FreeBSD box. There’s no server running. Ahh, back to the browser. Nope, a reload fails. httpd is not running. Trying to run it again doesn’t start it. OK. Out goes 1.3.1 and in comes 1.2.6 again.
cd /usr/ports/www/apache13 make deinstall cd ../apache-fp make reinstall
That failed. So I did a make deinstall, then a make reinstall again. I could then open the root web with FrontPage Explorer.