Building the Source Yourself

You can download the source directly from www.apache.org/. The latest version at the time of this writing is 2.4.9, although stable 2.2.x and 2.0.x versions are still supported and available. We strongly recommend you use a currently supported, stable version for your site. The site may also have a beta release available during its development cycle. Feel free to use this for testing, but you should not use a beta release on a production server.

After you have the tar file, you must open it in a temporary directory, such as /tmp. Opening this tar file creates a directory called apache_version_number, where version_number is the version you have downloaded (for example, apache_2.2.19).

There are two ways to compile ...

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