[CentOS] Need httpd / apache RPM > 2.2.3 for 5.3

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Sat Aug 29 00:51:53 UTC 2009

At Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:11:19 -0400 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> OK, here is the interesting part :-)
> I'm new here as of about 4 months ago, and I just asked some coworkers
> why we went with 2.2.10 instead of the 2.2.3 that comes with CentOS
> Apparently at the time we'd been having some problems with mod_perl
> crashing (and still are in fact - I'm working on it slowly but
> surely), and we'd hired an outside consulting company to help out with
> it.  Their first comment was that 2.2.3 was "extremely buggy" and that
> we should definitely not go with it.  So that's what we did.  The
> newest release at the time was 2.2.10 and that's where we are.
> There was also so speculation that our DB2 client did not work so well
> with 2.2.3
> Can someone answer me this - I see that today we have 2.2.3 patch
> level 22 as our most recent release.
> Is there a document that will tell me what patch levels were shipped
> with the different releases of CentOS?  In particular 5.2?

rpm -q --changelog httpd

> Maybe I don't really need > 2.2.3, I dunno.  I've seen some other
> evidence that this outside contracting company did not seem to know as
> much as they let on.  For starters, they did not get very far with our
> mod_perl problem.  I got a lot further in about a week of googling,
> and I came into it with no knowledge of mod_perl, and no debug-level
> knowledge of Apache (albeit 7 or 8 years of apache config experience)

Hmmm... It sounds like you were scamed on some level...

> thanks,
> -Alan

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