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From Cristian Gafton <gaf...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: apache/linux modules
Date Mon, 02 Feb 1998 21:05:55 GMT
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.

> various bugs in various versions of various operating systems.  These are
> bugs that we can *not* write a simple sh test for, they're bugs which show
> up under heavy http loads with non-local clients for example. 

I am sure that you are aware that you can handle different architectures
separately on a case-by-case basis using autoconf as well as standard
Makefiles...

Cristian
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