How to use the latest features of Apache httpd when running on RHEL 7

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Issue

  • The version of httpd provided by RHEL 7 repository is 2.4.6 but I need to use a feature that was added in a later release.
  • I need to use named grouping in regular expressions in httpd configuration (i.e. <LocationMatch "^/mycontext((?<mygroup>.*)$">), which was introduced in version 2.4.8.
  • I need to use directive "SSLOpenSSLConfCmd" but it is only available from httpd version 2.4.8.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    • 7
  • Apache httpd
    • 2.4.6

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