I'm grinding through integrating XAMPP into my team's base platform (it seems smoother than building the platform upgrade from scratch).
 We're a heavy Perl shop and have a moderate amount of mod_perl1 magic that we're being forced to upgrade to mod_perl2.
 XAMPP-1.8.3-4 sports this server token signature: Apache/2.4.9 (Unix) PHP/5.5.11 mod_perl/2.0.8-dev Perl/v5.16.3
 HOWEVER, when I try to actually use mod_perl2, I find all of the MAN pages but NONE of the modules (*.pm) included.
 I want to run my application successfully inside an XAMPP-1.8.3-4 for Linux deployment but I need XAMPP to support my mod_perl2 AuthenHandlers.
 I'm willing (and able) to do the integration work but I need the build tree to fix the missing mod_perl2.0.8-dev files.
MISSING FILES (subset based on my mod_perl2.0.7 sources):
 Oddly, I find all of the POD documentation for mod_perl2.0.8-dev in the XAMPP install tree but none of the modules.
 I would prefer to work on getting XAMPP + mod_perl2 functional (I believe it is fundamentally broken and that all examples of Perl are CGI based, not mod_perl2 based even though it is nominally part of the stack).
 This means that I need the ability to build XAMPP from source (so I'm looking for the authorization process to get engaged and vetted).
 I want to get out of the stack business and focus on my application business (internal IT group with non-trivial application portfolio).
 Failing to fix XAMPP will push me back to building a local stack (Apache 2 + Mod_Perl 2 + Perl 5).
 Get XAMPP installed (with its Bitnami integration support) as a commodity stack.
 Get my code base away from mod_perl.
 Move to CGI or FastCGI or other alternatives.
 I'm building internal RPMs based on 1.8.3-4 (or any future release).
 I'm adding all of my necessary functionality by building it onto the XAMPP-1.8.3-4 RPM deploy and adding Perl module RPMs to support Net::LDAPS, IO::Socket::INET6 and other exotic Perl modules that do not come with the base XAMPP-1.8.3-4 installation that I need for my application suite.
 My tool chain is relatively complete but I'm running into more work than should be necessary all due to the absence of the build tree for XAMPP-1.8.3-4 on Linux.
 I'm integrating my dependency chain into the XAMPP-1.8.3-4 but keeping my application sources separate (I'm on Perl 5.16.3) and dealing with several Perls in the environment (5.8.5 from RHEL-6.4; XAMPP's and my own).
 RHEL-6.4 (Santiago) (as a base but it is an internal OS based on this distribution)
 uname -a => Linux dws-rtp-ffaatuai-l 2.6.32-358.6.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Mar 29 16:51:51 EDT 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux