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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: apachen Configure
Date Sun, 10 Aug 1997 21:24:35 GMT
One way:

the first time a module is used by Configure, have it display a message
saying "this module wants to do xxx", should it be allowed.  If so, cache
that somewhere so it doesn't have to be asked again later.

But, people don't like Configure asking questions for some reason...

On Sun, 10 Aug 1997, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> Ben Laurie wrote:
> > 
> > Hold on - the guy compiling the module is already doing something far
> > more dangerous - admitting C that will run on their system. Caveat
> > emptor.
> > 
> > I wouldn't worry about it. Might be worth giving prominent notice that
> > modules can do things at Configure-time, though. Don't just compile it,
> > and _then_ see if it scares you!
> > 
> > OTOH, you could do something like "mod_dbm.c wants me to run this: ...,
> > should I or shouldn't I?".
> > 
> 
> I think maybe some kinda notice would be a Good Idea. The administrator
> might be up-on-the-ball enough to make sure that their sourcecode
> for modules is protected, only being suspicious about Configure.
> 
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