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From Paul Sutton <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Configure to say how to make Configuration
Date Mon, 01 Dec 1997 14:58:23 GMT
On Sun, 30 Nov 1997, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
>     I'm also proposing that we stop the "accepted practice" of providing
>     a Configuration file in tarballs which do *not* include an httpd
>     binary.  I think the only time we should provide a Configuration
>     file is when we provide an httpd binary that was built from it.  The
>     Configuration.tmpl file is *not* ready for out-of-the-box compilation
>     on every system - the user has to exercise a little judgment.

I think that

  a.  All binary kits ought to have the same set of modules, barring
      exceptional circumstances on some OSes.

  b.  The Configuration file ought to be present in both source and
      binary distributions containing the set of modules that are
      built into the binary version

Thus we have consistency between OSes, and if the user downloads a source
kit and does "./Configure; make" they end up with something functionally
identical to downloading a binary for that OS. Consistency is good.


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