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From Paul Sutton <>
Subject Re: [BUG] DEFAULT_USER has to exist
Date Thu, 15 May 1997 15:55:45 GMT
On Wed, 14 May 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:
> If the DEFAULT_USER or DEFAULT_GROUP doesn't exist, then Apache refuses to
> start even though it may not be running as root (and therefore won't
> switch uids) or the User directive is pointing to some other user.  This
> is an unnecessary hardcoded configuration detail.
> Unless anyone can argue that this is a feature not a bug, I will drop it
> into the PR database so it isn't forgotten...  
> Not a pressing issue.

I agree. It is a bug, but it should be left to post-1.2 (or released as an
apply-to-1.2 patch).


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