m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Fri Jan 2 09:21:06 PST 2004
On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 11:10:56AM -0500, Marius Kirschner wrote:
> I currently have Apache 1.3.29 running and want to switch to the Apache
> mod-ssl version. My question is, do I need to deinstall the standard apache
> before building the mod-ssl one from the ports? And what would be the best
> procedure to minimize the downtime? Thank you,
Yes, you should de-install apache13 before installing apache13-modssl.
Although it's called mod_ssl, it is actually rather more than just a
dynamically loadable module -- the main apache httpd binary gets
patched to provide the 'EAPI' programming interface.
Best way to minimize downtime is to
a) build apache13-modssl on a scratch box and test your
configuration there. Practice installing everything. Once
you're pretty certain it's going to work smoothly, and you
understand how to install certificates and so forth, then:
b) build apache13-modssl -- if you do this on the server it will
cause the port dependencies to be installed automatically
(basically that's just the devel/mm port)
c) Stop the apache13 server and pkg_deinstall it.
d) Install the pre-built apache13-modssl port
e) Apply your local customizations to your httpd.conf, install web
d) Start the apache13-modssl server: remember it's "apachectl
startssl" to have SSL enabled.
If you don't want to build the httpd on the server machine, then build
what packages you need off-line. Installation procedure will be much
the same as above. If you have any other 3rd party apache loadable
modules (mod_php4, mod_perl etc.) these will need to be recompiled
against the new apache13-modssl server at stage (d) above. At some
point running through a round or two of 'pkgdb -Fvu' to sort out
package dependencies is a good idea. You can also put:
into /etc/make.conf to make sure that all apache-related ports you
install subsequently will have the correct dependencies.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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