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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: apache/linux modules
Date Mon, 02 Feb 1998 21:29:33 GMT
Cristian Gafton wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 2 Feb 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> > If it's an issue of apache 1.2 and -lcrypt on redhat 5.0... that's fixed
> > in 1.3 already (and can't easily be fixed in 1.2 without adding a lot of
> > features).  What other issues with 1.3 are there that would require
> > autoconf?
> 
> It's not only the -lcrypt issue. What about the ability to configure your
> software without having to edit some configuration file ? Something like:
> 
>         ./configure --prefix=/usr --httpd-home=/home/httpd \
>                 --exclude-modules=mod-XX1,mod-XX2
> 
> Wouldn't that be handy ? Instead of browsing through a config file and
> setting yourself compiler flags, library paths - you could have everything
> done for you by autoconf.

No. This is a really cool way to make sure that you never get the same
build of Apache twice (or any other autoconfed package). This is one
"feature" of autoconf that drives me completely crazy. Try sharing
sysadmin on a machine in the face of this kind of stuff going on.

Cheers,

Ben.

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