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    I have a clean, fresh OS of Ubuntu 12.04 on my VPS. My goal is to install WordPress. I want to install the latest version of Apache (2.4.3) but I’m encountering two problems.

    I’m following instructions like this & this. Both produced the same errors.

    The first I encounter after running “./configure –prefix=/usr/local/apache2 –with-included-apr –with-included-apr-util ” the system says

    “It must specify an install prefix, a build directory, or an apr-config file”

    The second I encounter immediately afterwards, when I attempt to run make or make install.

    “No targets specified and no makefile found. stop.”

    I honestly have not been able to find a solution for either, and I’m now looking for some help from the community. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I realize this isn’t a question directly related to WordPress, but I figured there would be others who have been trying the same thing.


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  • The only thing I claim this will probably (maybe) do is get Apache 2.4.3 up and running on Ubuntu 12.04

    Alter any of the following paths, and whatever else you find below to suit your own needs.

    sudo -i


    apt-get update

    apt-get upgrade

    apt-get install build-essential

    apt-get build-dep apache2

    cd /usr/local/src/


    (or choose any mirror you like)

    tar -jxvf httpd-2.4.3.tar.bz2

    cd httpd-2.4.3

    ( use ./configure –help to edit the following to suit your needs )

    ./configure –prefix=/usr/local/apache2 –enable-mods-share=all


    make install

    /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl start

    web root should probably now be at /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/

    … and you’re on your own. 🙂

    Thanks, Clayton! That helped. All I did different was eliminate the apr and apr-util from the config. Afterwards I didn’t encounter the second issue with making it. Not sure why.

    Anyway, thanks again.

    That happens sometimes. Glad you got it going.

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