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Installing Apache (including DAV function) and Subversion

At last, server software installation starts.  In this section, I made reference to “FreeBSD Expert 2005,” FreeBSD Expert editorial office (2005) Gijutsu hyoron sha (Japanese) and “Guide of Construct WebDAV system,” Kunio Miyamoto, Yasushi Yamada, and Tsuyoshi Watanabe (2003) Gijutsu hyoron sha (Japanese).  


Installation of autoconf

Autoconf is maybe already installed.  

> cd /usr/ports/devel/autoconf259
> sudo make install clean

Installation of berkeleyDB 4.2

Though BerkeleyDB has many versions, you will be forced to install version 4.2.  Thus,

> cd /usr/ports/databases/db42
> sudo make install clean

Installation of expat2

> cd /usr/ports/textproc/expat2
> sudo make install clean

This may leads following error message, and stop installation.  

 ===> expat-2.0.0_1 is already installed
You may wish to ``make deinstall'' and install this port again
by ``make reinstall'' to upgrade it properly.
If you really wish to overwrite the old port of textproc/expat2
without deleting it first, set the variable "FORCE_PKG_REGISTER"
in your environment or the "make install" command line.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/textproc/expat2.

Thus following instructions,

> sudo make deinstall
> sudo make reinstall

This makes expat2 to latest version installed. 

Installation of Apache with LDAP

I use Apache, latest version 2.2.  

> cd /usr/ports/www/apache22
> sudo make WITH_BERKELEYDB=db42 -DWITH_LDAP install clean

My configuration of Apache 2.2 is listed below.  

Options for apache 2.2.9
[ ] APR_FROM_PORTS		Use devel/apr as APR (beware!)
[ ] THREADS Enable		threads support in APR
[X] MYSQL Enable		MySQL support for apr-dbd
[ ] PGSQL Enable		PostgreSQL support for apr-dbd
[ ] SQLITE Enable		SQLite support for apr-dbd
[X] IPV6 Enable			IPv6 support
[ ] PCRE_FROM_PORTS		Use devel/pcre instead of bundled one
[X] BDB				Enable BerkeleyDB dbm
[X] AUTH_BASIC			Enable mod_auth_basic
[X] AUTH_DIGEST			Enable mod_auth_digest
[X] AUTHN_FILE			Enable mod_authn_file
[ ] AUTHN_DBD			Enable mod_authn_dbd
[X] AUTHN_DBM			Enable mod_authn_dbm
[X] AUTHN_ANON			Enable mod_authn_anon
[X] AUTHN_DEFAULT		Enable mod_authn_default
[X] AUTHN_ALIAS			Enable mod_authn_alias
[X] AUTHZ_HOST			Enable mod_authz_host
[X] AUTHZ_GROUPFILE		Enable mod_authz_groupfile
[X] AUTHZ_USER			Enable mod_authz_user
[X] AUTHZ_DBM			Enable mod_authz_dbm
[X] AUTHZ_OWNER			Enable mod_authz_owner
[X] AUTHZ_DEFAULT		Enable mod_authz_default
[X] CACHE			Enable mod_cache
[X] DISK_CACHE			Enable mod_disk_cache
[X] FILE_CACHE			Enable mod_file_cache
[ ] MEM_CACHE			Enable mod_mem_cache
[X] DAV				Enable mod_dav
[X] DAV_FS			Enable mod_dav_fs
[ ] BUCKETEER			Enable mod_bucketeer
[ ] CASE_FILTER			Enable mod_case_filter
[ ] CASE_FILTER_IN		Enable mod_case_filter_in
[ ] EXT_FILTER			Enable mod_ext_filter
[ ] LOG_FORENSIC		Enable mod_log_forensic
[ ] OPTIONAL_HOOK_EXPORT	Enable mod_optional_hook_export
[ ] OPTIONAL_HOOK_IMPORT	Enable mod_optional_hook_import
[ ] OPTIONAL_FN_IMPORT		Enable mod_optional_fn_import
[ ] OPTIONAL_FN_EXPORT		Enable mod_optional_fn_export
[ ] LDAP			Enable mod_ldap
[ ] AUTHNZ_LDAP			Enable mod_authnz_ldap
[X] ACTIONS			Enable mod_actions
[X] ALIAS			Enable mod_alias
[X] ASIS			Enable mod_asis
[X] AUTOINDEX			Enable mod_autoindex
[X] CERN_META			Enable mod_cern_meta
[X] CGI				Enable mod_cgi
[X] CHARSET_LITE		Enable mod_charset_lite
[ ] DBD				Enable mod_dbd
[X] DEFLATE			Enable mod_deflate
[X] DIR				Enable mod_dir
[X] DUMPIO			Enable mod_dumpio
[X] ENV				Enable mod_env
[X] EXPIRES			Enable mod_expires
[X] HEADERS			Enable mod_headers
[X] IMAGEMAP			Enable mod_imagemap
[X] INCLUDE			Enable mod_include
[X] INFO			Enable mod_info
[X] LOG_CONFIG			Enable mod_log_config
[X] LOGIO			Enable mod_logio
[X] MIME			Enable mod_mime
[X] MIME_MAGIC			Enable mod_mime_magic
[X] NEGOTIATION			Enable mod_negotiation
[X] REWRITE			Enable mod_rewrite
[X] SETENVIF			Enable mod_setenvif
[X] SPELING			Enable mod_speling
[X] STATUS			Enable mod_status
[X] UNIQUE_ID			Enable mod_unique_id
[X] USERDIR			Enable mod_userdir
[X] USERTRACK			Enable mod_usertrack
[X] VHOST_ALIAS			Enable mod_vhost_alias
[X] FILTER			Enable mod_filter
[X] VERSION			Enable mod_version
[ ] PROXY			Enable mod_proxy
[ ] PROXY_CONNECT		Enable mod_proxy_connect
[ ] PROXY_FTP			Enable mod_proxy_ftp
[ ] PROXY_HTTP			Enable mod_proxy_http
[ ] PROXY_AJP			Enable mod_proxy_ajp
[ ] PROXY_BALANCER		Enable mod_proxy_balancer
[X] SSL Enable			mod_ssl
[ ] SUEXEC Enable		mod_suexec
[ ] CGID			Enable mod_cgid

Configuration of Apache

After installation, configure Apache by editing httpd.conf file by vi editor.  

> sudo vi /usr/local/etc/apache22/httpd.conf

First, remove all comment out mark in the lines begining LoadModule.  Imprement every module to Apache.  Especially, the line including dav_module and dav_fs_module is essential to DAV function.  

Subsequently, in this file, the part of


Remove comment out mark and input your machine's IP address or alter like

ServerName localhost:80

Finally, configuration of /etc/rc.conf.  Open this file and add line below to end of file.  


That is all.  Basic configuration of Apache is terminated.  Reboot your machine and access from other machine in your LAN by using browser (type http://(the machine's IP address)/).  If a page saying “It Works” appears, all goes well though the page is rather brusque.  

Installation of Subversion

To append version control function to Apache, Subversion is needed.  Install it as described below.  

> cd /usr/ports/devel/subversion
> sudo make -DWITH_MOD_DAV_SVN install clean

Configure WebDAV

Place dav.conf file at /usr/local/etc/apache22/Include directory.  In this directory all *.conf files are treated as a part of httpd.conf file.  

> sudo vi /usr/local/etc/apache22/Includes/dav.conf

The content of this file is described below.  

Alias /dav /home/dav
DAVLockDB /tmp/DAVLock

<Location /dav>
DAV on
Order deny,allow
Allow from All

Locate DAV directory

Locate DAV directory indicated above and set directory owner appropriately.  

> cd /home
> sudo mkdir dav
> sudo chown www:www dav

After these operations above, configurations Apache including DAV function and Subversion are completed.  After rebooting your machine, access form another computer with URL of http://(your machine's address)/dav/.  

Here again, in this site, it is assumed the FreeBSD machine is located inside firewall.  If you place your machine configured like above outside firewall, direct to internet, or in DMZ, cope with security matter.  

Incidentally, to access to your WebDAV server form Windows xp with basic authentication, remove check at “use unified windows authentication” off at “detail option” of IE (I am not sure this is correct translation.  English version IE may show different representation.) and add “?” mark in the end of access URL.