Sep 181998

Upgrading Apache to 1.3

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18 September 1998

I’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 and compiled it.  The compile worked.  To run it I tried the following:

/usr/local/sbin/apachectl start

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.