Upgrading to httpd 2.2.6 on RHEL and CentOS
Whew! Given that it's been 8 months since the release of Apache's httpd 2.2.4 I was starting to wonder whether or not the httpd developers were on an extended vacation. That said, they've just released version 2.2.6 of their wonderful web server. That vacation theory must have been wrong, given that they skipped version 2.2.5 (something that is rarely done) and went straight to 2.2.6. This release is a big one, fixing five potential security issues and numerous bugs to provide a more stable platform.
There's really not much more to say about this release other than "yum update" for my repo users or "download the src.rpm and get to compiling" for everyone else. If you decide to throw caution to the wind and build the src.rpm keep in mind that you shouldn't be building as 'root' (I know some of you do this anyway, despite my warnings, as I recently received an email asking for assistance from just such a person) and that you will need to fill dependencies on apr & apr-util before you can start (both of which are contained as binaries in my repo).
UPDATE (9/13/2007): The src.rpm and the binary rpms in the repo have been respun to fix a path issue with mod_ssl. If you don't use that package then you don't need to update. Likewise, if you had a valid key and certificate on your system BEFORE installing this version then you don't need to upgrade. This bug SHOULD have only affected new users who had never installed mod_ssl.
httpd 2.2.6 Changelog
Update (9/24/2009): Packages deleted, use the yum repository instead.