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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: Compilation and installation instructions
Date Tue, 18 Feb 1997 17:00:11 GMT
Looks good.

On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Paul Sutton wrote:

> On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Paul Sutton wrote:
> > I've updated the "compile and install" instructions in
> > htdocs/manual/install.html. The new file is attached (not a diff since
> > almost all the file has been reformatted).
> Oh damn, here it is really...

>All configuration of Apache is performed in the <CODE>src</CODE>
>directory of the Apache distribution. Change into this directory.
>Before starting configuring Apache for the first time, copy the file
><CODE>Configuration.tmpl</CODE> to <CODE>Configuration</CODE>.

In distributions this is already done.  

><H3>Starting and Stopping the Server</H3>
>To start the server, run it with a <CODE>-f</CODE> argument giving the
>full path to the httpd.conf file. For example:
>    /usr/local/etc/apache/src/httpd -f /usr/local/etc/apache/conf/httpd.conf

Want to perhaps mention something about default config file use if 
none given on command line?  Not necessary, but may be nice.

>To stop Apache send the parent process a TERM signal. The PID of this
>process is written to the file <CODE>httpd.log</CODE> in the
><CODE>logs</CODE> directory (unless configured otherwise).  Do not
>attempt to kill the child processes because they will be renewed by
>the parent.  A typical command to stop the server is:
> <PRE>
>     kill -TERM `cat /usr/local/etc/apache/logs/httpd.log`
> </PRE>

^httpd.log^ both places.

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