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Get the source¶You can either use a release from http://www.lighttpd.net/download or compile from svn:
- Using a release/snapshot:
Extract the tar ball and enter the new directory:
tar -xf lighttpd-1.4.XXX.tar.gz cd lighttpd-1.4.XXX
- svn (you will need autoconf and automake for this):
svn checkout svn://svn.lighttpd.net/lighttpd/branches/lighttpd-1.4.x/ cd lighttpd-1.4.x ./autogen.sh
Next time from
svn update ./autogen.sh
Troubleshooting: if you encounter any errors when running ./autogen.sh or building,
please ensure you have installed the latest development tools available for the following packages:
Depending on which features you want, you need other libraries; you will want at least libpcre and zlib, for more see OptionalLibraries.
On most systems you need to install the development version of the library packages, the library itself won't be enough!
On debian you can also use apt-get to install all build dependencies:
apt-get build-dep lighttpd
Here is the list used for the debian packages (without the packaging parts): libssl-dev, zlib1g-dev, libbz2-dev, libattr1-dev, libpcre3-dev, libmysqlclient15-dev, libfam-dev, libldap2-dev, libfcgi-dev, libgdbm-dev, libmemcache-dev, liblua5.1-0-dev, pkg-config, uuid-dev, libsqlite3-dev, libxml2-dev, libkrb5-dev.
Now you have to use the
./configure script - there is a help option for it:
Don't forget to set the
--prefix if you don't want to install in /usr/local.
If the configure step was successful, you can now build it:
After a successful build you may install the package. This is not needed, but you will have to give lighttpd the correct location of the modules if you don't (see ./lighttpd -h).
As you hopefully didn't use root to build the package, you probably have now to get root access:
su make install
The init-script that is shipped with the source-tarball is meant to be run on a LSB conforming platform like SuSE, Fedora or Debian.
For 1.4.x versions from r2742/1.4.27 onwords , use doc/initscripts/ instead of doc/ in the commands below.
sed -e 's/FOO/lighttpd/g' doc/initscripts/rc.lighttpd > /etc/init.d/lighttpd chmod a+rx /etc/init.d/lighttpd cp -p doc/initscripts/sysconfig.lighttpd /etc/sysconfig/lighttpd mkdir -p /etc/lighttpd # < 1.4.27 install -Dp ./doc/lighttpd.conf /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf # > 1.4.28 cp -R doc/config/conf.d/ doc/config/*.conf doc/config/vhosts.d/ /etc/lighttpd/ chkconfig lighttpd on
If you're running CentOS or RHEL you might need to change the first line to this
sed -e 's/FOO/lighttpd/g' doc/initscripts/rc.lighttpd.redhat > /etc/init.d/lighttpd
In Debian / Ubuntu you use update-rc.d rather than chkconfig:
update-rc.d lighttpd defaults
As an alternative to init scripts you can setup a "supervised" lighttpd with daemontools or runit, see LighttpdUnderSupervise