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Bug 37019 - need way to build static mod_perl with portage
Summary: need way to build static mod_perl with portage
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Perl team
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-01-02 06:42 UTC by Andrew Gaffney (RETIRED)
Modified: 2007-04-11 15:41 UTC (History)
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Description Andrew Gaffney (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-01-02 06:42:19 UTC
There is currently no way using portage to create a static mod_perl linked with the apache binary. Certain packages like HTML-Mason *require* mod_perl to be static instead of a DSO. Is there a way the mod_perl ebuild can be modified to build a static mod_perl if the "static" USE flag is in effect? I've written a few simple ebuilds before, but I don't have enough experience to do this myself.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 eric sammer 2004-01-03 20:59:59 UTC
I'll assume you're referring to MP 1.x series as MP 2 is meant to be a DSO.

Currently, this doesn't seem possible as the only real way to do this is to add a local mod_perl use flag to apache that, if set, drags in the mod_perl source and builds it under the guise of apache. This could be done and dev-perl/mod_perl could be fulfilled as a virtual. In that instance, it might work, but it would add a certain level of complexity to the situation and potentially cause problems with numerous other ebuilds. On top of this, it could only be done with apache-1.* series ebuilds.
Comment 2 Michael Cummings (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-05 18:41:10 UTC
Outside our scope for the time being.
Comment 3 arona 2007-04-11 15:41:52 UTC