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 h1. Source 

 These are short instructions for experts, for details see [[InstallFromSource]] or try to find binary packages (see below): 

 h2. Current release 


 h2. SVN checkout 

 svn checkout svn:// 
 cd lighttpd-1.4.x 

 Then use ./configure and friends. Don't forget to run @./ after a @svn update@. 

 h1. Binary packages 

 On most systems you can install the current lighttpd-1.4.x version via the package management: 

 h2. Debian based systems 

 * Debian:  
 * Ubuntu: 

 aptitude install lighttpd lighttpd-doc 

 Some modules are only available from extra packages (see the website) 

 h3. Other repositories (may contain more up to date packages, especially for older versions) 

 * (openSUSE buildservice), packages for debian 
 * (only released versions of lighttpd and spawn-fcgi), packages for ubuntu spawn-fcgi) 
 * (may contain prereleases) 
 * (openSUSE buildservice) 

 h2. openSUSE 

   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) 

 h2. YUM based systems 

 yum install lighttpd 

 h2. Gentoo 

 emerge 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 

 h2. FreeBSD ports 

 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.log 

 Edit 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"@ 

 Edit lighttpd.conf docroot: 
 * @server.document-root = "/usr/local/www/"@