Subject: Re: Installing apache 1.3 standard modules?
To: mackstann <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/09/2003 13:09:18
On Sun, 8 Jun 2003, mackstann wrote:

: Ok, I'm afraid that I am overlooking something obvious here, but I can't
: seem to determine how exactly to install mod_rewrite (or any other
: module for that matter, but rewrite is the one I care about right now).
: It seems it's being built:

It's statically linked into httpd.  This results in somewhat faster code
execution for the standard modules because it can avoid jumping around in
various shared objects.

(Originally, when I fiddled some of the apxs support into the pkg in the
dark ages of pkgsrc, mod_proxy was also compiled in statically.  This was
factored out based on the desires of a few people to keep it separate for
security reasons; the rest of the standard modules are still compiled

-- Todd Vierling <>