I have rented a test server which runs under Ubuntu 9.04.
Now I would like to upgrade to newer yaws (and possibly Erlang) versions,
than those which are available via "apt-get".

My experience from FreeBSD is that there it usually not sufficient to grab
a source tarball (like Olivier did) and do the ./configure, make install dance.
For FreeBSD I know how to find out about the additional patches, which
the port maintainers created to adapt a source tarball to a FreeBSD system.
This helps when moving to a new tarball than that which is supported in
the FreeBSD ports system.

What about Ubuntu? I so far only know two options, either using apt-get
to grab/install a package or to build from source.
However I feel uneasy about building from source, because I don't follow
Ubuntu development and have no judgement how much adjustments are
needed for Ubuntu. Is it possible to see the patches the Ubuntu package
maintainers apply to the source tarballs?

Or am I just too paranoid and I might simply get away with building from
source? I would love to hear your experiences.


2009/8/9 Olivier Girondel <olivier.girondel@gmail.com>
On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 3:47 PM, Elena Garrulo<egarrulo@gmail.com> wrote:
> Installing "libpam0g-dev" ("libpam0g" was already there) fixed the issue.

alternatively, you can configure yaws with "--disable-pam", if you don't need it


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