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Copyright © 2004 Henryk Paluch

Hi folks!

I wrote an small tutorial, how to make Hello World application using mod_spin in Red Hat's Fedora Core 1. Hopefully it helps to start development with mod_spin. These RPMS should be installed:

Note: original RedHat's httpd-2.0.47-x is broken (there is a lot of missing files in httpd-devel) - httpd-2.0.48 package is absolutely needed.

Get libapreq2-2.02-dev.tar.gz from http://httpd.apache.org and compile/install using:

./configure --with-apache2-apxs=/usr/sbin/apxs
make
make install

Unpack and compile mod_spin-0.0.4 using:

CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/include/apr-0" ./configure --with-apxs=/usr/sbin/apxs
make
make install

Unpack and compile spinapp-0.0.4 using:

CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/include/apr-0" ./configure --with-apxs=/usr/sbin/apxs
make
make install

Replace spinapp.c body with:

   #include <rxv_spin.h>

   #include <time.h>
   #include <string.h>

   #include <httpd/http_protocol.h>
   #include <apr_strings.h>

   int rxv_spin_service(rxv_spin_context_t *ctx){
     rxv_spin_data_t *hehe,*current_time;
     time_t t;
     struct tm *ttm;
     char *asc_time;

     /* str_single - for static constant strings */
     hehe=rxv_spin_str_single(ctx->pool,"Hello World!");
     rxv_spin_ctx_set(ctx,"hehe",hehe);

     /* NOTE: Thread unsafe (do not use with threaded Apache)! */
     t = time(NULL);
     ttm = localtime(&t);
     asc_time = asctime(ttm);

     /* apr_pstrdup - needed to copy into pool dynamically allocated
      * "volatile" strings (otherwise further call to asctime() would overwrite
      * our value)
      */
     current_time = rxv_spin_str_single(ctx->pool,
                     apr_pstrdup(ctx->pool,asc_time));

     rxv_spin_ctx_set(ctx,"current_time",current_time);

     ap_set_content_type(ctx->r, "text/html");

     return OK;
   }

Create sample template file "spinapp.sm":

   <html>
    <head><title>Spinapp Hello world</title></head>
    <body>
      Spinapp says: ${hehe} <br />
      Current time is: ${current_time} <br />
    </body>
   </html>

Create Apache configuration file and put it into /etc/httpd/conf.d (you may need to remove Duplicate LoadModule in main /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file):

   #
   # Example mod_spin configuration
   # /etc/httpd/conf.d/mod_spin.conf
   #
   LoadModule apreq_module modules/mod_apreq.so
   LoadModule spin_module  modules/mod_spin.so

   AddType httpd/spin-template .sm

   # path to the shared library of the application
   SpinApplication /home/paluch/modspin/app/spinapp.so
   #path to the workspace directory
   SpinWorkspace   /home/paluch/modspin/ws
   # base name for session and application database files
   SpinBasename    app1
   # name of the cookie for session tracking
   SpinCookie      app1

Note: SpinApplication should point to your compiled spinapp.so (it should be in .libs/spinapp.so of your spinapp-0.0.3 source tree). Also ensure that SpinWorkspace points to existing directory, writable by Apache. Restart Apache.

Now you should point your borwser to your spinapp.sm file (for me it is /~paluch/spinapp.sm):

http://localhost/~paluch/spinapp.sm

and you should see nice output :-)

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