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Building mod_jk 1.2.18

Building a Web Server, for Windows


  • Microsoft VC++
    [we will use Visual Studio 98 / VC++ 6.0]
    [Visual Studio .NET will also work with same instructions]
  • Java 1.5 JDK (SDK)
  • Apache 2.0 [apr libs]
  • Notes:
    • When using the command-line (command-shell) with VC++, always set the Build Environment and update the System PATH to reflect the tools used in the build --> Guide: Working with the Command Shell


Our Configuration

  • J2SE SDK path : C:\Java\jdk1.5.0_07
  • Apache path : C:\www\Apache2

Set required Environment Variables

  • Set Environmental Variables : Set variable under Start » Settings » Control Panel » System » Advanced » Environment Variables » System variables » New...
    • JAVA_HOME=C:\Java\jdk1.5.0_07
    • APACHE2_HOME=C:\www\Apache2

Build mod_jk2

Note that the build must take place from the command line, loading mod_jk.dsp will not work in VS98 nor VS.NET

  • Unpack file tomcat-connectors-1.2.18-src.tar.gz
  • Enter directory ...\tomcat-connectors-1.2.18-src\native\apache-2.0
  • > nmake /f "Makefile.vc" CFG="apache - Win32 Release"

Configuration and Setup

  • Enter directory ...\tomcat-connectors-1.2.18-src\native\apache-2.0\Release, copy files...
    • mod_jk.so to directory C:\www\Apache2\modules
    • mod_jk.lib to to directory C:\www\Apache2\lib