Bug 112771 - Invalid paths in config_vars.mk crash build of mod_jk
Invalid paths in config_vars.mk crash build of mod_jk
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: httpd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
: 117912 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2003-12-30 22:19 EST by Nick Letkowski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-23 04:48:55 EST
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Description Nick Letkowski 2003-12-30 22:19:23 EST
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Description of problem:
It seems that wrong paths for APR_INCLUDEDIR and APU_INCLUDEDIR in
/usr/lib/httpd/build/config_vars.mk cause a problem when trying to
build mod_jk connector for Tomcat to Apache integration... (Check out
steps to reproduce for more information)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Although the steps are for RH 9.0 they work the same for RHEL
2. Follow the steps to build the mod_jk connector from source listed at:
3. After running ./configure for the connector, make will fail due to
invalid path.

Actual Results:  make fails for mod_jk

Expected Results:  make creates a mod_jk.so module 

Additional info:

I commented out the two variables APR_INCLUDEDIR and APU_INCLUDEDIR
and was able to make the module but I think this problem should be


Nick Letkowski
Comment 1 Nick Letkowski 2004-01-01 16:15:47 EST
For anybody out there struggling (I did for 3 days, building and
compiling stuff) to get mod_jk to work on RHEL 3 here is a tip (go
with the binary rpm distribution and use mod_jk2):
Looks as though mod_jk will not work properly with the versions of
RHEL and Apache 2.0.46 as well as Tomcat 4.1.29... This is propably
because mod_jk is deprecated in Tomcat 4.1 but problems with source
compilation on RHEL 3 don't help either. After correcting path errors
in config_vars.mk and "successful" compilation of mod_jk, Tomcat and
Apache will hang at refresh (socket connection time out).
Go with mod_jk2 and everything works fine now... although I was not
able to compile mod_jk2 on RHEL 3 due to the following error:
"/etc/httpd/build/libtool: Command not found". I think this is again
due to path problems in Apache config which originated this bug entry.
I would suggest going with the rpm mod_jk2 distribution available at:

This works great with the RHEL3, Apache 2.0.46 and Tomcat 4.1.29
without any changes to configuration.
Comment 2 Joe Orton 2004-01-05 10:20:13 EST
Thanks for the report.
Comment 3 Joe Orton 2004-02-26 10:54:01 EST
Test update packages here:


include the fixes for:

- APR_INCLUDEDIR and APU_INCLUDEDIR in config_vars.mk
- /etc/httpd/build/libtool is present again
Comment 4 Nick Letkowski 2004-03-11 16:35:34 EST
Yes, the update packages work correctly. Thanks,

Comment 5 Mark J. Cox 2004-03-23 04:48:55 EST
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

Comment 6 Joe Orton 2004-05-02 17:08:49 EDT
*** Bug 117912 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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