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lighttpd source code and build instructions for experts
On most systems you can install the current lighttpd-1.4.x version via the package management:
Debian based systems¶Websites:
- Debian: http://packages.debian.org/source/lighttpd
- Ubuntu: http://packages.ubuntu.com/source/lighttpd
aptitude install lighttpd lighttpd-doc
Some modules are only available from extra packages (see the website)
Other repositories (may contain more up to date packages, especially for older distributions)¶
- http://software.opensuse.org/search?baseproject=ALL&p=1&q=lighttpd (openSUSE buildservice), packages for debian stable (i386 + amd64)
Generic hints for sources.list from openSUSE buildservice: http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Build_Service_Debian_builds#Configuring_sources.list
Download the keys and add them with
sudo apt-key add downloaded-fileto trust them.
deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stbuehler:/lighttpd-1.4.x/Debian_8.0 ./Key: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stbuehler:/lighttpd-1.4.x/Debian_8.0/Release.key
deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stbuehler:/lighttpd-1.4.x-nightlies/Debian_8.0 ./Key: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stbuehler:/lighttpd-1.4.x-nightlies/Debian_8.0/Release.key
The buildservice from opensuse may contain packages for other systems too
zypper install lighttpd
Some modules are only available from extra packages (use
zypper search lighttpd to find them)
YUM based systems¶
yum install lighttpd
- Please note:
Don't neglect to set the proper USE flags for your lighty installation and all its dependencies. Take a look at the flags Portage would use by running emerge with the --pretend --verbose --tree options. This will pretend to install lighttpd and display some informative output, such as all USE flags and dependencies:
emerge -pvt lighttpd
If necessary, add your desired flags to /etc/portage/package.use. For example, if you want to emerge lighttpd with support for MySQL and PHP but without SSL, set the according USE flags:
echo "www-servers/lighttpd php mysql -ssl" >> /etc/portage/package.use
FreeBSD has the ports and lighttpd is in this tree for a long time now.
cd /usr/ports/www/lighttpd make install clean
If you don't get the configuration dialog, do
make config first. The additional CONFIG_ARGS for the PHP5 installation force cgi-fcgi support in /usr/local/bin/php. The option
--with-pcre-regex is needed to support several functions that use regular expressions like 'preg_match', and you really want that for things like conditionals, rewrite and redirect.
Now that everything is installed, enable lighttpd in rc.conf and edit it's configuration:
echo lighttpd_enable=\"YES\" >> /etc/rc.conf cd /usr/local/etc/ cp lighttpd.conf.sample lighttpd.conf
You will probably need to create some directories and files, since the port neglects to do them for you (as of 2008 February 24), and make them accessible by the user and group "www" that lighttpd operates as:
mkdir /var/log/lighttpd touch /var/log/lighttpd/lighttpd.error.log touch /var/log/lighttpd/lighttpd.access.log chown www:www /var/log/lighttpd chown www:www /var/log/lighttpd/lighttpd.error.log chown www:www /var/log/lighttpd/lighttpd.access.logEdit lighttpd.conf to use the new directories and files as follows:
server.errorlog = "/var/log/lighttpd/lighttpd.error.log"
accesslog.filename = "/var/log/lighttpd/lighttpd.access.log"
server.document-root = "/usr/local/www/"