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From Alexei Kosut <>
Subject Re: support dir
Date Tue, 02 Jul 1996 17:56:24 GMT
On Tue, 2 Jul 1996, Robert S. Thau wrote:

>   This is pretty much exactly what our autoconfiscation does, except
>   there is actually a separate "install-apache" script that sets up a
>   simple Apache installation.  We made this separate since only new
>   users will want to run this script.
> I gather then, that "make install" would try to install a new server
> binary into an existing distribution, which is a neat way to separate
> these two sorts of installations.  The only question that leaves, I 
> guess, is how the "install" target in the new distribution's autoconf-
> build makefile finds out where the old one was "install-apache"d...

I imagine you tell it. "configure --prefix=/usr/local/www", as Tom said.
Like most other peices of UNIX software...

-- Alexei Kosut <>            The Apache HTTP Server

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