Installing mod_frontpage to apache2

Bill Moran wmoran at
Sun Nov 6 18:47:56 GMT 2005

A google search doesn't reveal any recent posts about this.  Ports updated 
just an hour or so ago.  Freshports seems to indicate that all should be
well, yet I get this:

<begin make output>
cd /usr/ports/www/mod_frontpage && make install


This port still has some security issues. Some buffer
overflows have been fixed, but since the port depends
on ENV[] variables, a local user can still gain a UID
of another user. This is a design issue, and also
present in the apache13-fp port.

Check carefully that the Makefile has FP_UID_MIN and
FP_GID_MIN set correctly. If you think security is
very important for you, you shouldnt run frontpage
at all.

=> mod_frontpage_mirfak-1.6.2.tar.gz doesn't seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/.
=> Attempting to fetch from
mod_frontpage_mirfak-1.6.2.tar.gz             100% of   29 kB   57 kBps
===>  Extracting for mod_frontpage-1.6.2_1
=> Checksum OK for mod_frontpage_mirfak-1.6.2.tar.gz.
===>  Patching for mod_frontpage-1.6.2_1
===>  Applying FreeBSD patches for mod_frontpage-1.6.2_1
===>   mod_frontpage-1.6.2_1 depends on file: /usr/local/sbin/apxs - found
===>  Configuring for mod_frontpage-1.6.2_1

Using: /usr/local/sbin/httpd

Let's see if it's a valid httpd... YES!
sbindir is /usr/local/sbin, trying to find apxs...Found!
Config directory: /usr/local/etc/apache2

Compiler: cc

CFLAGS: -O -pipe

Include directory: /usr/local/include/apache2

Libexecdir: /usr/local/libexec/apache2

/httpd.conf: not found
Reading httpd.conf...
Apache user: , group: 
ErrorLog was relative, expanded to /
DocumentRoot_unresolved: ()
DocumentRoot: ()
Content uid 80, gid 80
Creating Makefile
===>  Building for mod_frontpage-1.6.2_1
"Makefile", line 15: Need an operator
"Makefile", line 85: Need an operator
make: fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/www/mod_frontpage.
<end make output>

It looks like the port finds the correct directory, but then can't find
the httpd.conf file there?

 ls /usr/local/etc/apache2
Includes        httpd.conf      magic           ssl.conf        ssl.key
envvars.d       httpd.conf.good mime.types      ssl.crt

 uname -a
FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE #1: Thu Jun 30 13:56:39 EDT 2005     root at  i386

 pkg_info | grep apache
apache-2.0.55       Version 2 of Apache web server with prefork MPM.

Thoughts anyone?

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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