SRA840 Lab5

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  1. cd /usr/ports/www/apache22
  2. make config
  3. make install

Then, add the lines:


In the file:

  1. vi /etc/rc.conf

And then, run the service:

  1. /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apache22 start

Verify if the server is running:

  1. netstat -tan

And check if port 80 is open, then #telnet localdomain 80


When you want to install any package, just go to the port directory and install it. In this case is under www directory, /usr/ports/www/apache13-modperl. It will download from and start make. The progress took a while since the connection in Seneca is slow. When I install at home it took about 30 minutes to finish 'make' in my VM. And I waited about 3 hours for the make at seneca and it never finished.

I personally prefer yum and apt-get instead of FreeBSD "port" method. Because they have a great search function that let you search by keyword. Of course you can do the simulatr thing in FreeBSD with some ls command. It's just much more easier in Linux.

Mohak Vyas

# vim /usr/local/etc/apache22/httpd.conf

replace the line "ServerAdmin"" with the systems administrators e-mail address.

replace "ServerName" line with hostname of your server accordingly

# echo "apache22_enable="YES" >> /etc/rc.conf

# echo "apache22_http_accept_enable="YES" >> /etc/rc.conf

# apachectl configtest

# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apache22 start

Gregory Masseau

Upon first attempting to install Apache, I chose Apache 2.2. This worked fine, and the installation of itself went alright - problems only occured when I attempted to build mod_python. It appears the version of mod_python included in the ports collection expects Apache 1.3. So, I went back, removed 2.2, and installed 2.1

After this, the next hurdle was that mod_python expects a single-threaded Python runtime, however, the default in FreeBSD is a threaded runtime. So, it was necessary to deinstall the Python 2.5 port, set the WITHOUT_THREADS environment variable to 1, and rebuild/reinstall Python, after which mod_python will happily build and install.

mod_perl, on the otherhand, was a relatively smooth install, and required nothing beyond just the standard 'make install distclean'. All it's dependencies were present and in a working state by default.

After the software is installed, it is necessary to set the server's name, both by adding the line 'ServerName "fbsd"' to the Apache configuration file at /usr/local/etc/apache/httpd.conf, as well as the line ' fbsd' into /etc/hosts. After this, the Apache server starts succesfully.

The final hurdle was correcting the provided CGI scripts to behave properly in the CGI environment. It was neccesary to add the line: 'print "Content-Type: text/html\n\n";' to the Perl script and the line 'print "Content-Type: text/html\n"' to the Python script. After these changes, both scripts ran as expected, producing correct output.

It would be nice to have a version of mod_python in ports that works properly with Apache 2.2.