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Apache port - php3/FrontPage/SSL 2 January 2000
NOTE: This article is now out of date. Please don't use it.This is a great port. It installs php, FrontPage 2000 server extensions, and SSL.
Note that this port contains the patch for the popen problem. See the following for detail on that bug:
Remove the old apache first
|If you have any previous installations of apache, I suggest you remove
them first. Do this by looking in /var/db/pkg for anything resembling
apache and doing the following:
I would also recommend renaming the following directories, if they exist, to avoid any complications caused by the new install.
/usr/local/www/ /usr/local/etc/apache/ /usr/local/frontpage/
|Actually, this is not a port. Yet. It has been submitted as
PR/15873 and we're waiting. But in the meantime, you can get the port from
And also here:
Once you have it, I'd put it in /usr/ports/www and untar it.
cd /usr/ports/www fetch ftp://ftp.csocs.com/pub/FreeBSD/ports/apache13-php3-fp-modssl.tar.gz tar xvfz apache13-php3-fp-modssl.tar.gz
Then make it:
cd apache13-php3-fp-modssl make make install
During the make install, you will be asked several configuration questions. Unfortunately, I didn't record my answers.
If you have a problem, try another make install. Or do a make deinstall. If you can't do that, remove the directories as mentioned in the previous section, then try make install again.
|Here is the log from an install. It might help you. My comments are
interpersed amongst the log.
install -c -o root -g wheel -m 444 /usr/ports/www/apache13-php3-fp-modssl/work/php-3.0.12/LICENSE /usr/local/share/doc/php Docs reside in /usr/local/share/doc/apache and in /usr/local/share/doc/php Step 1. Setting Up Installation Environment Setting umask 002 Logged in as root. fp_install.sh Revision: 1.1 Date: 1998/12/02 21:58:21 This script will step the user through upgrading existing and installing new servers and webs. As with any software installation, a backup should be done before continuing. It is recommended that the FrontPage installation directory, server configuration file directory, and all web content be backed up before continuing with this installation. Are you satisfied with your backup of the system (y/n) [N]? Y Directory /usr/local exists. Root has necessary access to /usr/local. Where would you like to install the FrontPage Extensions. If you select a location other than /usr/local/frontpage/ then a symbolic link will be created from /usr/local/frontpage/ to the location that is chosen. FrontPage Extensions directory [/usr/local/frontpage]: WARNING: Directory /usr/local/frontpage already exists. Installation will overwrite existing files. Continue the installation (y/n) [N]? Y Step 2. Untarring the Extensions and Checking Protections Version 4.0 FrontPage Server Extensions found. Would you like to overwrite? (y/n) [Y]? Looking for tar file... Platform is bsdi. Uncompressing/Untarring file /usr/ports/distfiles/fp40.bsdi.tar.Z into /usr/local... echo Step 3. Upgrading/Installing the extensions Checking for existing web servers to upgrade... No existing web servers found to upgrade. Note: If you have not installed the root web then you need to do it now. Do you want to install a root web (y/n) [Y]? Installing the root web... Server config filename: [/usr/local/etc/apache/httpd.conf]
Before you press return here, I would recommend opening another shell and modifying /usr/local/etc/apache/httpd.conf for your needs. Of note are the following items. I changed the bits in bold.
You might also want to add in any virtual hosts.
FrontPage Administrator's user name: [fpadmin]
I would recommend some other name. Note this is not a UNIX user id.
Unix user name of the owner of this new web:[www]
Note that we specifed www as the user and group in the httpd.conf changes.
Unix group of this new web:[www] 1. ncsa 2. apache 3. apache-fp 4. netscape-fasttrack 5. netscape-enterprise 6. stronghold What type of Server is this:  3 Installing root web into port 80... installing server / on port 80 Will chown web to nobody as part of install. Will chgrp web to nogroup as part of install. Starting install, port: 80, web: "root web" Created: 26 Nov 1999 23:54:33 -0000 Original Version: 22.214.171.12417 FrontPage server extensions already installed on port 80. Reverting to upgrade. Starting upgrade, port: 80, web: "root web" Created: 26 Nov 1999 23:54:33 -0000 Original Version: 126.96.36.19917 Chowning Content in service root web Port 80: Upgrade completed. Chowning /usr/local/frontpage/version4.0/apache-fp to root... Chmoding /usr/local/frontpage/version4.0/apache-fp to 711... Chowning /usr/local/frontpage/version4.0/apache-fp/_vti_bin to root... Chmoding /usr/local/frontpage/version4.0/apache-fp/_vti_bin to 755... Chowning /usr/local/frontpage/version4.0/apache-fp/_vti_bin/fpexe to root... Setting /usr/local/frontpage/version4.0/apache-fp/_vti_bin/fpexe to SUID... 1. LATIN1 (ISO 8859-1) 2. LATIN2 (ISO 8859-2) 3. EUCJP (Japanese EUC) 4. EUCKR (Korean EUC) Which local character encoding does your system support:  1. English 2. French 3. German 4. Italian 5. Japanese 6. Spanish What should the default language be:  Setting /usr/local/frontpage/version4.0/frontpage.cnf to: defaultLanguage:en localCharEncoding:latin1 Moving /usr/local/frontpage/version4.0/frontpage.cnf to /usr/local/frontpage/version4.0/frontpage.cnf.orig Creating and modifying new /usr/local/frontpage/version4.0/frontpage.cnf... Install new sub/per-user webs now (y/n) [Y]? N
I would recommend NO. Most Front Page websites do not contain sub webs. Unless you know yours does, say no. You can always add subwebs later. It's better to get this installed and finished rather than mess around with sub-webs where something might go wrong.
For details on how to upgrade servers manually, please see the Server Extension Resource Kit (SERK), located in /usr/local/frontpage/version4.0/serk Installing Virtual Webs.. Do you want to install Virtual Webs (y/n) [Y]? N
I would recommend NO. I usually add virtual webs as I need them. Manually. Instructions are at Installing a new virtual web with FP2000 extensions and it's pretty easy. It's better to get this installed and finished rather than mess around with sub-webs where something might go wrong.
Installation completed! Exiting... ===> Compressing manual pages for apache_fp+php+mod_ssl-1.3.9+3.0.12+2.4.8 ===> Registering installation for apache_fp+php+mod_ssl-1.3.9+3.0.12+2.4.8 bash-2.03# exit
Sorry, that's all
|I'm sorry, but that's all I have for you on this topic. That should
get you going.
To start httpd, here's a useful script:
# /usr/local/sbin/apachectl usage: /usr/local/sbin/apachectl (start|stop|restart|fullstatus|status|graceful |configtest|help) start - start httpd startssl - start httpd with SSL enabled startfp - start httpd with Frontpage enabled startfpssl - start httpd with Frontpage and SSL enabled stop - stop httpd restart - restart httpd if running by sending a SIGHUP or start if not running fullstatus - dump a full status screen; requires lynx and mod_status enabled status - dump a short status screen; requires lynx and mod_status enabled graceful - do a graceful restart by sending a SIGUSR1 or start if not running configtest - do a configuration syntax test help - this screen
Of special note are the graceful and configtest. I use them a lot.