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I would like to update the existing Apache software to version 2.2.22 (currently running version 2.2.21). I would like to use Macports but I am open to suggestions. Whenever I try to install it, MacPorts defaults to the /opt/local directory so it installs a second instance of Apache without updating the currently installed version.

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As far as I know, you can't do this with MacPorts, because it's specifically designed to use /opt/local. – user3463 May 16 '12 at 7:44
@Randolph West OK, but is there a way to shut down the old version and run off the new version that is installed in the /opt/local directory? – Roger Garber May 17 '12 at 13:11

From your comment asking whether you could disable the existing installation, I don't see why this shouldn't work:

System Preferences > Sharing > Services > uncheck Personal Web Sharing.

Then you could manage Apache from the MacPorts version. It wouldn't be through the UI though, but as long as you start the service, it should work just fine.

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