recompile php/upgrade apache

Jez Hancock jez.hancock at
Thu Aug 7 08:18:36 PDT 2003

On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 09:28:20AM -0500, Redmond Militante wrote:
> i have a production server running
> freebsd4.8-RELEASE/apache1.3.27-modssl/mod_php4
> i would like to recompile php4 for gdlib support.  i'd also like to
> upgrade apache to 1.3.28.  i'd like to have minimal downtime if
> possible.
I believe you can get away with not stopping the server at all.  Since
apache is running in memory, you can easily upgrade it (and php) whilst
it's still running and when you've finished upgrading just issue an
'apachectl restart' and the new binaries will be in effect.

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