Compile, install Apache Portable Runtime (APR) on Ubuntu

Compile and install APR
root needed!

Download source packages, apr-1.5.2.tar.gz and apr-util-1.5.4.tar.gz, from Apache site,

Unpack the packages to /root/apache/apr-1.5.2 and /root/apache/apr-util-1.5.4

Installation path: /usr/local/apr

# compile and install apr
# /root/apache/apr-1.5.2
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apr
make install
# compile and install apr-util
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apr/lib --with-apr=/usr/local/apr
make install

For Tomcat
Compile and install tomcat native
Go to tomcat/bin, unpack tomcat-native.tar.gz, then go to tomcat-native-1.1.29-src/jni/native, compile and install tomcat-native

# /home/root/apache-tomcat-7.0.53/bin/tomcat-native-1.1.29-src/jni/native
./configure --with-apr=/usr/local/apr --with-java-home=/usr/lib/jvm/java-VERSION-oracle/
make install

In the start script of Tomcat, add

CATALINA_OPTS="$CATALINA_OPTS -Djava.library.path=/usr/local/apr/lib"

In conf/server.xml, update protocol of connectors to use the following protocols,


Restart tomcat, if you see the following in the catalina.out and no exception, the APR is running.

INFO: Loaded APR based Apache Tomcat Native library 1.1.29 using APR version 1.5.2.
Nov 26, 2015 2:58:54 PM org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener init