Things look quiet here. But I've been doing a lot of blogging at
dan.langille.org because I prefer WordPress now.
Not all my posts there are FreeBSD related.
I am in the midst of migrating The FreeBSD Diary over to WordPress
(and you can read about that here).
Once the migration is completed, I'll move the FreeBSD posts into the
new FreeBSD Diary website.
Installing apache is pretty straight forward. However, I've mucked this one up.
The first attempt
First, I installed the wrong version of apache (/usr/ports/www/apache13).
However, I wanted FrontPage extensions, so I should have installed apache-fp.
But you need the security
package DES for that. As I found out when I tried to install it.
I figured that DES failed to install. So I used /stand/sysinstall to get
DES. I selected: Index, Dists - DES, DES. But then I wasn't sure what to do
next. I had been searching the manuals, but I found nothing. I even rebooted.
Then I went back to the DES directory and did a MAKE INSTALL. It failed.
OOPS! Forgot to remount the CDROM. After doing that, I checked the encryption
libraries by doing:
ls -l /usr/lib/libcrypt*
WOO HOO! I found the DES files.
I suspect that because Apache was running when I installed DES. So after
rebooting, the next make install succeeded.
WARNING: MS FrontPage Extentions require the DES Library
WARNING: Install the DES Library, then build apach-fp
And yes, that is how they spell extensions. But I'd already installed DES!
So I rebooted to see if that made any difference. Then I repeated the above.
Now it's complaining about /usr/ports/distfiles already existing. Oh yes,
that's because I have that as a symbolic link for building from CDROM. But now I'm
building from the Internet. So I removed that directory. Now it's building
Now it's been building for over 90 minutes. Downloading fp30.bsdi3.tar.Z
from ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/products/frontpage actually. It's up to
almost 8 Mb on an ADSL line. That must be one slow server. And I'll bet it's
NT and not FreeBSD!
I'll finish this another night.
DOH! Just as I published the above, the download finished. I'm not very
impressed with the speed. According to the stats, 8,902,416 bytes were transferred
in 5716.4 seconds. That's a grand total of 1.52Kbytes/second. I can get faster
speeds over my 14.4 modem!
But anyways, it's compiling now. We'll see how that
It's compiled. Now it's doing the post-compile installation.
wrong. During Step 3, I entered a non-default value for the FrontPage
Administrator's use name. After that it said:
Directive ResourceConfig not found.
Error: /usr/local/etc/apache/httpd.conf invalid
Please change /usr/local/etc/apache/httpd.conf as follows:
hit enter to continue
*** Error code 1
*** Error code 1
*** Error code 1
Well, I'm not sure if it installed successfully or not. So I did another make
install. And this time, the above error did not occur. It seems to have
been installed correctly, but I'll try running it tomorrow night.
6 September 1998
Tonight I tried running my installation of apache. Here's what I did:
Then I tried my browser. It worked. And a cheer was heard. The next
step is to try publishing using FrontPage 98. Hmmm, it asks for the FTP server name.
To me, that means the FP extensions are not installed. Maybe it's not httpd
that I should be running. I've searched around and can't find a version of the
server that includes the FrontPage extensions. This is annoying.