Am using a RHEL 5.5 shared server, my user has complete access to /opt folder.
No root access, cant write to /etc, /usr etc.
So, I downloaded httpd-2.4.6 and httpd-2.4.6-deps onto /opt (ie. /opt/httpd-2.4.6)
I installed Apache on /opt/httpd.
By using ./configure --prefix=/opt/httpd --with-included-apr
It installed and worked w/o any issues.

Then, I wanted to setup this Apache with mod_dav_svn, So i downloaded subversion 1.6.23(i prefer svn 1.6) from Apache site.
But when i compile subversion with
./configure --prefix=/opt/svn --with-apr=/opt/httpd/bin/apr-1-config --with-apr-util=/opt/httpd/bin/apu-1-config --with-ssl --with-apxs=/opt/httpd/bin/apxs

I got this error:

checking whether Apache version is compatible with APR version... no
configure: error: Apache version incompatible with APR version

I googled on the error, which mentioned i need to use latest version of APR, but the apr i used was from the httpd-2.4.6-deps.tar.bz2
I checked the version in /opt/httpd-2.4.6/srclib/apr/CHANGES, it was 1.4.8, Isnt it latest?

Can anyone tell me whats the source of the issue?

1 Answer 1


I found that the issue was a mistake with handling double quotes in configure file of the source of subversion.
I had to compare the line which gave the mismatch error with the configure file in subversion 1.7.14.
I had to change the line

$EGREP "[apache_minor_version= *"$apache_minor_version_wanted_regex"]" >/dev/null 2>&1; then


$EGREP "apache_minor_version= *\"$apache_minor_version_wanted_regex\"" >/dev/null 2>&1; then :

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