Do you really think that http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/new_features_2_4.html
is a "minor update" ?
Take a look at /usr/ports/www/apache22/files
, there is a lot of important patches related to FreeBSD
only that need to be applied to the new branch and to be make sure it works well before publish it. This is a new branch and old patches need to be review very carefully before applying it. Beside of that, take a look here http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/upgrading.html
. Nobody want make experiments on users and ruin own business by teaching people(who tend to follow popular things(copy/paste from howto) and not really willing to learn anything new).
There is some work on this branch, but until it proves itself as the production quality it wouldn't be published. Until it happened, you can just download source code and compile it.
provide pretty straightforward instructions how to do it
You can avoid to install lynx
by replacing downloading command to fetch
. Well, all you need to do it is:
tar xvf ./httpd-2.4.3.tar.gz
mkdir -p -m 755 /usr/local/www/apache24 # directory where you want to keep compiled apache24 to avoid mess up with port's apache
make install # it will be installed to /usr/local/www/apache24
/usr/local/www/apache24/bin/apachectl -k start
As it already was stated here, at least on 8.3 you will be successful on this process.
So you can get up and running apache24 in less then 20 minutes.
It would be helpful if you will report any issues while using apache24.