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I have a clean, fresh OS of Ubuntu 12.04 on my VPS. My goal is to install WordPress. I want to install the latest version of Apache (2.4.3) but I'm encountering two problems.

I'm following instructions like this & this. Both produced the same errors.

The first I encounter after running "./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apache2 --with-included-apr --with-included-apr-util " the system says

"It must specify an install prefix, a build directory, or an apr-config file"

The second I encounter immediately afterwards, when I attempt to run make or make install.

"No targets specified and no makefile found. stop."

I honestly have not been able to find a solution for either, and I'm now looking for some help from the community. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Any specific reason to use latest apache? BTW, how much ram u have in your vps? I just did my vps setup a few weeks ago with lighttpd, which use much less memory. –  John Siu Dec 14 '12 at 4:18
I wanted to take advantage of the security & performance benefits 2.4.3 promises. The default apache package I could install quickly is version 2.2.2. My VPS has 256 for ram. Are there reasons not to use the latest? –  SFox Dec 14 '12 at 5:12
Well, security for sure, but with that little ram, we can forget about performance and scalability. Check out my blog, link is in my profile. Unless your vps has swap file, I would advice not to use apache. –  John Siu Dec 14 '12 at 5:18
It has a swap file, and I can freely expand to 8GBs or more if needed. Still would like to have my current issues resolved. Will read through your blog though. –  SFox Dec 14 '12 at 17:00
Since you have swap, you can stay with apache2. I will check out the compilation problem later tonight. –  John Siu Dec 14 '12 at 20:37

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