(stbuehler, 2016-04-08 16:26)
(gstrauss, 2016-07-17 04:20)
h2. Get the source
You can either use a release from "www.lighttpd.net/download"://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
* git (you will need autoconf and automake for this):
git clone https://git.lighttpd.net/lighttpd/lighttpd1.4.git
Next time in @lighttpd1.4/@:
* svn: instead of git you can also use svn, the initial checkout is created with:
svn checkout https://github.com/lighttpd/lighttpd1.4/trunk lighttpd1.4
And updates will be fetched with the usual:
Also see [[DevelGit]] and [[Devel]].
h2. Install dependencies
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, libmemcached-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
h2. Init script
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]]