APR configure options

Complete list of APR configure options for version 1.5.1.
In the terminal, change to the source directory and execute the below command.

# ./configure --help


`configure' configures this package to adapt to many kinds of systems.

Usage: ./configure [OPTION]... [VAR=VALUE]...

To assign environment variables (e.g., CC, CFLAGS...), specify them as VAR=VALUE.  See below for descriptions of some of the useful variables.

Defaults for the options are specified in brackets.

  -h, --help              display this help and exit
      --help=short        display options specific to this package
      --help=recursive    display the short help of all the included packages
  -V, --version           display version information and exit
  -q, --quiet, --silent   do not print `checking ...' messages
      --cache-file=FILE   cache test results in FILE [disabled]
  -C, --config-cache      alias for `--cache-file=config.cache'
  -n, --no-create         do not create output files
      --srcdir=DIR        find the sources in DIR [configure dir or `..']

Installation directories:
  --prefix=PREFIX         install architecture-independent files in PREFIX [/usr/local]
  --exec-prefix=EPREFIX   install architecture-dependent files in EPREFIX [PREFIX]

By default, `make install' will install all the files in `/usr/local/bin', `/usr/local/lib' etc.  You can specify an installation prefix other than `/usr/local' using `--prefix', for instance `--prefix=$HOME'.

For better control, use the options below.

Fine tuning of the installation directories:
--bindir=DIR            user executables [EPREFIX/bin]
--sbindir=DIR           system admin executables [EPREFIX/sbin]
--libexecdir=DIR        program executables [EPREFIX/libexec]
--sysconfdir=DIR        read-only single-machine data [PREFIX/etc]
--sharedstatedir=DIR    modifiable architecture-independent data [PREFIX/com]
--localstatedir=DIR     modifiable single-machine data [PREFIX/var]
--libdir=DIR            object code libraries [EPREFIX/lib]
--includedir=DIR        C header files [PREFIX/include]
--oldincludedir=DIR     C header files for non-gcc [/usr/include]
--datarootdir=DIR       read-only arch.-independent data root [PREFIX/share]
--datadir=DIR           read-only architecture-independent data [DATAROOTDIR]
--infodir=DIR           info documentation [DATAROOTDIR/info]
--localedir=DIR         locale-dependent data [DATAROOTDIR/locale]
--mandir=DIR            man documentation [DATAROOTDIR/man]
--docdir=DIR            documentation root [DATAROOTDIR/doc/PACKAGE]
--htmldir=DIR           html documentation [DOCDIR]
--dvidir=DIR            dvi documentation [DOCDIR]
--pdfdir=DIR            pdf documentation [DOCDIR]
--psdir=DIR             ps documentation [DOCDIR]

System types:
--build=BUILD     configure for building on BUILD [guessed]
--host=HOST       cross-compile to build programs to run on HOST [BUILD]
--target=TARGET   configure for building compilers for TARGET [HOST]

Optional Features:
ignore unrecognized --enable/--with options
do not include FEATURE (same as --enable-FEATURE=no)
include FEATURE [ARG=yes]
Use experimental custom libtool
build shared libraries [default=yes]
build static libraries [default=yes]
optimize for fast installation [default=yes]
avoid locking (might break parallel builds)
Turn on debugging and compile time warnings
Turn on debugging and compile time warnings
Turn on profiling for the build (GCC)
Turn on pools debugging
Switch on malloc_debug for BeOS
Disable large file support on 32-bit platforms
Use optimized atomic code which may produce nonportable binaries
Enable threading support in APR.
Use POSIX shared memory (shm_open) if available
Use mmap in apr_allocator instead of malloc
Disable DSO support
Enable reliable child processes
Disable IPv6 support in APR.
Optional Packages: --with-PACKAGE[=ARG]
use PACKAGE [ARG=yes]
do not use PACKAGE (same as --with-PACKAGE=no)
try to use only PIC/non-PIC objects [default=use both]
assume the C compiler uses GNU ld [default=no]
Search for dependent libraries within DIR (or the compiler's sysroot if not specified).
location to store APR build files (defaults to '${datadir}/build')
avoid using libtool to link the library
path to Electric Fence installation
Override decision to use sendfile
use EGD-compatible socket
use /dev/random or compatible [searches by default]
Some influential environment variables: CC
C compiler command
C compiler flags
linker flags, e.g. -L<lib dir> if you have libraries in a nonstandard directory <lib dir>
libraries to pass to the linker, e.g. -l<library>
(Objective) C/C++ preprocessor flags, e.g. -I<include dir> if you have headers in a nonstandard directory <include dir>
C preprocessor
Use these variables to override the choices made by `configure' or to help it to find libraries and programs with nonstandard names/locations. Report bugs to the package provider.

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Installing Apache HTTP Server