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I'm trying to install Apache httpd 2.4.9 on a bare CentOS 6.5 server.

Using the command ./configure --prefix=/etc/httpd --with-included-apr, the installation of httpd goes smoothly until it gets to the configuration of apr-util. It then provides the standard error when it can't find a suitable apr directory:

checking for APR... configure: error: the --with-apr parameter is incorrect. It must specify an install prefix, a build directory, or an apr-config file.
configure failed for srclib/apr-util

The first instance it checks for APR, it passes. The second when configuring apr-util fails. Currently I have both apr and apr-util in /etc/httpd/httpd-2.4.9/srclib.

Would moving the installation files from /etc/httpd (meaning the httpd-2.4.9 directory) affect the install in any way? Perhaps moving apr and apr-util to another location entirely and then using the option --with-apr instead.

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  • You probably need to place those in the build directory, not with your configuration files. – Michael Hampton Mar 27 '14 at 16:38
  • @MichaelHampton Something like /usr/src/build and put the apr folders in there? – Baez Mar 27 '14 at 16:49
  • The srclib directory from the exploded source tarball is correct, but you must rename the apr/apr-util so that there is no version number in the directory name. where you compile it shouldn't really matter. – Unbeliever Oct 14 '16 at 15:14
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I have just run into the exact same issue, the final error message was deceiving. The actual error had occurred previously in the script and was permission denied. after giving execute to all .sh files in the build directories of both 'apr' and 'apr-util' it worked perfectly.

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  • sounds like a bug report can be sent – bgtvfr Jan 3 '18 at 9:04

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