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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: support dir
Date Tue, 02 Jul 1996 23:35:45 GMT

Sounds good, but with a distinction between new installations and update


On Tue, 2 Jul 1996 wrote:
> > > if the install-apache script is itself build by autoconf (as I imagine it
> > > would be), that's certainly the obvious way to do it...
> > 
> > That's what I'd think. Of course, the really neat way to do it is to make
> > a real, live person downloadable with Apache, and they set it up for you.
> > Any volunteers?
> One way to make this a bit easier would be to create a simple little
> shell-script wrapper for the configure command.  It might ask a few
> simple questions, like: "Where is your document root?", "Where would 
> you like your server configuration files stored?", and "Which user user/group
> id should the server run as?".  All with defaults of course.  Then simply
> call configure from this shell script with the appropriate command line
> arguments.  I do it this way for the mod_php install, and so far I have had
> very few installation oriented support problems.
> With something like this we would be able to have a single-command 
> server installation.  It can even check if there is something in
> DOCUMENT_ROOT, and if there isn't, install a sample page with some
> links to the documentation on
> -Rasmus


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