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    I followed the instructions as defined in the INSTALL file but after 'make install" runs, httpd cannot start.
    I think that my linux distribution (mandrake) uses a non-standard install of apache (/usr/sbin ??) and this might be causing problems as the install script keeps spitting out "nothing to do".

    Any advice for this newbie would be appreciated - thanks
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    Sure newbie :-)

    1. Uninstall apache from Mandrake first
    2. Download the apache sources and follow the recommended layouts which by default are:
    /usr/local/apache
    3. Follow the instructions from the PHP install file.

    I use Red Hat and they too, use a non-standard layout of Apache, so I never, never let Red Hat install Apache. Besides most of the Apache manuals use the /usr/local/apache layouts, so learning the system is a whole lot easier that way.

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    >>Uninstall apache from Mandrake first
    >>Download the apache sources
    ggb, just do what esconsult told you to.
    In addition, you may check out this: http://www.devshed.com/Talk/Forums/F...ML/000020.html

    Keep in mind, RPM is convenience but it's lack of flexibility. If you insist to install Apache RPM, you will more than likely end up playing with the tarball pretty soon anyway.
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    Thanks both of you.. I decided to waste less time and de-install all the RPM's and go with the compile + install mode..

    <begin reminiscing>
    it reminds me of the good old days..
    <end reminiscing>

    I might hit another hurdle .. but so far, things are looking good.. thanks again

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