Description of problem:
While one does not expect RedHat to always offer the latest version of Apache's httpd itself, the components needed to build the server locally are just too far out of date to be reasonable. The latest releases of both Apache-2.2.x and Apache-2.4.x branches require apr-1.4.x
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Both apr and apu are 1.2.7 and need updating to 1.4.x
Try building the latest Apache using the system-provided apr/apr-util
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ./configure --with-apr=/usr/bin/apr-1-config
2. gmake -j4
The work-around, of course, is to use apr and apr-util bundled in the Apache source. But that's not a good practice and a resort for those, who are forced to use systems with poor support of third-party software... RedHat should do better.
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It should not be too much of a surprise to find that older versions of RHEL do not provide a bleeding-edge build environment, though.
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I'm not expecting "bleeding edge". But shipping 1.2, when 1.4 has been available for several years is a bug, in my not so humble opinion. Had you offered version 1.3, it would've been acceptable.
But 1.2 was just long old ago...