Bug 52806 - configure: --with-included-apr is not supported in httpd-2.4.1 but is still listed in the -h list
Summary: configure: --with-included-apr is not supported in httpd-2.4.1 but is still l...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Build (show other bugs)
Version: 2.4.1
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-01 19:39 UTC by Tianyin Xu
Modified: 2013-02-27 08:58 UTC (History)
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Description Tianyin Xu 2012-03-01 19:39:16 UTC
I downloaded the latest version httpd-2.4.1 from http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi.

check the configure options by:
#./configure -h

you can find the entry: "--with-included-apr    Use bundled copies of APR/APR-Util", but when you enter
#./configure --with-included-apr

configure: error: Bundled APR requested but not found at ./srclib/. Download and unpack the corresponding apr and apr-util packages to ./srclib/.

The problem is:
Unlike httpd-2.2.x, 2.4.1 does not have "apr" and "apr-util" in the "srclib" directory.
Comment 1 Rainer Jung 2012-03-03 18:25:58 UTC
That's intended behaviour, ponly the use of the word "bundled" should be improved. The idea is:

- do *not* bundle apr and apr-util
- allow a combined build with httpd if users
  add the apr and apr-util sources themselves into the srclib dir

Keeping the issue open until we found a better help message string ...
Comment 2 Christophe JAILLET 2013-02-27 08:58:05 UTC
r1389060 can be part of the answer.
"Bundled" is still there but IMO, this is clear enough.

Maybe just a note clearly stating that APR in not provided with htttp source code and must be downloaded separately could be useful.