[olug] Distros with httpd 2.4 PHP 5.4 packages

T. J. Brumfield enderandrew at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 19:46:33 UTC 2012

I found it with a little Google-fu.

sudo apt-get install -t experimental apache2

Debian has updated the modules in experimental. The only third-party one
I'm using outside of that is mod_pagespeed, which is updated for 2.4, but
still has a package dependency on apache 2.2. So I installed it with:

dpkg --force-depends -i mod-pagespeed-*.deb

Then I restarted Apache and I have a working 2.4 install, even with
mod_pagespeed. However, any apt-get install wants to remove mod-pagespeed

Next I'm going to see if I can also get mod_spdy working in 2.4 since I'm
going all out.

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM, Christopher Cashell <topher-olug at zyp.org>wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:58 PM, T. J. Brumfield <enderandrew at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I'm not used to Debian-based servers. I've got a VM running with Debian
> Sid
> > and I've added the experimental repository to sources.list. How do I
> > upgrade to apache 2.4?
> You can force a repository at install time.  You'd use something like this:
>  sudo aptitude install httpd2/experimental
> Note, I believe Apache 2.4 breaks ABI compatibility with 2.2, so
> external modules may need to be rebuild/recompiled to work with it.
> You can make that easier by using aptitude to pull down everything
> needed to rebuild/recompile the package.  After installing the Apache
> 2.4 package, try installing the module (php, etc) you want.  If it
> complains about dependencies, or has errors after installation, you'll
> probably have to do a bit of rebuilding.
> For example, if I needed to rebuild mod_foo, with Debian package name
> of libapache-mod-foo against apache 2.4, I'd start with:
>  sudo aptitude build-depends libapache-mod-foo
>  sudo apt-get --compile source libapache-mod-foo
>  sudo dpkg -i libapache-mod-foo*.deb
> There's a pretty decent chance that the package will "just work" from that.
> Depending on exactly what you're doing, how involved it is, etc, there
> might be a little trial and error before everything sorts out.  If you
> run into issues, feel free to say something.  I'm not an expert, but
> I've been using Debian for quite a while, so I've muddled my way
> through a lot of this before.
> --
> Christopher
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