The first step is to configure the source:

panic% cd /home/stas/src/httpd_docs/apache_1.3.x
panic%  ./configure --prefix=/home/httpd/httpd_docs \
    --enable-module=rewrite --enable-module=proxy

We need the mod_rewrite and mod_proxy modules, as we will see later, so we tell ./configure to build them in.

You might also want to add —layout, to see the resulting directories' layout without actually running the configuration process.

Next, compile and install the source:

panic% make
panic# make install

Rename httpd to httpd_docs:

panic% mv /home/httpd/httpd_docs/bin/httpd \

Now modify the apachectl utility to point to the renamed httpd via your favorite text editor or by using Perl:

panic% perl -pi -e 's|bin/httpd|bin/httpd_docs|' \

Another approach would be to use the —target option while configuring the source, which makes the last two commands unnecessary.

panic% ./configure --prefix=/home/httpd/httpd_docs \
    --target=httpd_docs \
    --enable-module=rewrite --enable-module=proxy
panic% make
panic# make install

Since we told ./configure that we want the executable to be called httpd_docs (via —target=httpd_docs), it performs all the naming adjustments for us.

The only thing that you might find unusual is that apachectl will now be called httpd_docsctl and the configuration file httpd.conf will now be called httpd_docs.conf.

We will leave the decision making about the preferred configuration and installation method to the reader. In the rest of this guide we will continue using the regular names that result from using the standard configuration and the manual executable name adjustment, as described at the beginning of this section.