Thank you. I am very new to Linux and compiling etc. I can't tell you how much of a struggle it was for me to figure out how to compile pound, being such a newb that I am!
Through a lot of persistence and determination I figured it out but it took me days and I think I did it the hard way. I wound up using your rpm at that url but by doing: rpm -i pound...rpm. This errored out because it tried
writing files to a redhat SOURCE directory that didn't exist. I manually created the directory and tried again and it left me with src files. From there I had to figure out how to get the google perftools lib and get that compiled to get the high performance socket libraries (or whatever that was).
A few questions please:
1) I am not at all familiar with rpmbuild. Am I correct to assume that by using your rpmbuild command it will install all the pound binaries for me so that I do not need to do custom compiling like I did before? That would be much easier going forward with new releases for sure!
2) If I install using your rpmbuild command does that build/installation include the high performance google perftools library you recommend (or equivalent)?
3) How can I tell what files the rpmbuild will put onto the system and in which location it will/did put the files? I may want to move some things
4) While I have you here - is there any chance we may get an update in the future that adds automatically reconfiguration of backend servers on the fly without having to shutdown? There are a lot of folks (myself included) wanting desperately to use Pound from Amazon EC2 as new servers with unknown IPs at launch time are being added and removed from our backend daily. This feature is sorely needed to support high transaction servers being used in the "cloud" computing model. I see this has been asked for over the past 3 years and am hopeful now that with the increased need due to the rise in cloud computing that you will seriously consider it. Thank you very much in advance for this and for a truly incredible product!!