mod_swift should install fine on pretty much any Unix system that can run Swift and Apache 2.4. Including exotic setups like Raspberry Pi systems.
We also provide a macOS Homebrew tap which makes it really easy to install mod_swift and its dependencies on macOS. We highly recommend that over a custom install.
On the Linux side we test w/ Ubuntu Trusty and Xenial, though it should work pretty much anywhere.
Install on macOS using Homebrew
Got no Homebrew? Get it!
Before you install mod_swift, we highly recommend that you install or reinstall the Homebrew Apache w/ HTTP/2 and the MPM event module:
brew reinstall httpd --with-mpm-event --with-http2
You can also add
--with-privileged-ports if you want to use such.
Then add the mod_swift tap and install mod_swift:
brew tap modswift/mod_swift brew install mod_swift
(yes, the account is just modswift w/o underscore due to GitHub limitations)
Install on Linux (or macOS w/o Homebrew)
On macOS: We strongly advise that you rather use Homebrew, more importantly the Apache provided by Homebrew.
Ubuntu packages required (assuming you have Swift 3 installed already), this includes the PostgreSQL and SQLite3 database adaptors, add additional ones as desired:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install \ curl pkg-config libapr1-dev libaprutil1-dev \ libxml2 apache2 apache2-dev \ libnghttp2-dev \ libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3 \ libaprutil1-dbd-pgsql
curl -L -o mod_swift.tgz \ https://github.com/modswift/mod_swift/archive/0.8.5.tar.gz tar zxf mod_swift.tgz && cd mod_swift-0.8.5 make sudo make install
That puts mod_swift into
/usr/local. If you want to have it in
sudo make prefix=/usr install
Check whether the installation is OK
You can call
swift apache validate to make sure the installation is OK:
$ swift apache validate The Swift Apache build environment looks sound. srcroot: /Users/helge/dev/Swift/Apex3 module: mods_Apex3 config: debug product: /Users/helge/dev/Swift/Apex3/.build/mods_Apex3.so apxs: /usr/local/bin/apxs mod_swift: /usr/local swift: 3.1.0 cert: self-signed-mod_swift-localhost-server.crt http/2: yes
If something isn't working in a Homebrew setup, check whether:
outputs anything unusual.