[stats-dev] Status of apache2

Paul Richards paul at quakenet.org
Wed Apr 23 19:27:32 EDT 2003


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-stats-dev at lists.distributed.net 
> [mailto:owner-stats-dev at lists.distributed.net] On Behalf Of 
> Jim C. Nasby
> Sent: 23 April 2003 17:47
> To: stats-dev at lists.distributed.net
> Cc: moonwick at distributed.net
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 10:21:20AM +0100, Paul Richards wrote:
> > We kinda changed our mind about moving to apache 2 before.
> > 
> > The only reason we were not using the standard locations / 
> ports was 
> > because when we initially was building sybase/php/apache stuff it 
> > wouldn't build cleanly. Now / as we move to pgsql, this 
> won't be a problem.
> > 
> > The current build of apache / php is current on blower and 
> has support 
> > for pgsql stuff.
> Current build of which? 2 or 1?
> BTW, I think what I'd like to do with pgsql is actually run 
> two copies on blower: one installed right out of ports, the 
> other installed out of ports to a seperate location. The one 
> in the seperate location would be the production system; the 
> one straight out of ports would be beta. This way we could 
> test updates before going live.
> Then again, might be way more work than it's worth. :) Might 
> also be better to setup a jail and do things that way (I'm 
> cc'ing moonwick since he's played with jail a lot).

Current build being 1.3.27 or whatever of apache, and a php 4.3.2rc.

Do we run any firewall/packet filtering rules on blower? I know we do
hosts.allow on sshd, but conversation I had last night was suggesting that
using pf type rules instead is more secure...

I don't see any reason why not to run php out of ports, or similarly why not
to carry on as we have been doing, other then it looking tidier potentially.
The reason before was that a) php wouldn't compile with sybase due to an
issue, b) php needed an additional patch for a bug with large number

I thought the problem with ports was that we couldn't specify a location?

Maybe we should just have a shell script to download latest apache / php and
build them with options we require, ready for a make install? 


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