Server Administration & Management

APXS – APache eXtenSion tool

apxs – APache eXtenSion tool

apxs is a tool for building and installing extension modules for the Apache HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server. This is achieved by building a dynamic shared object (DSO) from one or more source or object files which then can be loaded into the Apache server under runtime via the LoadModule directive from mod_so.

So to use this extension mechanism your platform has to support the DSO feature and your Apache httpd binary has to be built with the mod_so module. The apxs tool automatically complains if this is not the case. You can check this yourself by manually running the command

# httpd -l

September 15, 2011 Posted by | Apache, Tips & Tricks, Tomcat, Unix/Linux | , , , | Leave a comment