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From (Ralf S. Engelschall)
Subject Re: regardless... ralf's autoconf path has use
Date Mon, 02 Mar 1998 18:02:14 GMT

In article <> you wrote:

> I didn't follow the entire thread.  But there's an open PR asking that the
> "make install" rule build and install a bunch of the support tools as
> well.  And I think this is a useful thing.  It looked like Ralf did this
> in his patch. 

Yes, all important support tools are installed, too. _Even_ with correct Perl
interpreter path inserted for Perl scripts like dbmmanage and correct Apache
paths inserted in scripts like apachectl. And of course it automatically
adjusts the *.conf files according to the used paths.

As I said, after "make install" you immediately can try out Apache by running
`<PREFIX>/sbin/apachectl start'. This what users want: A out-of-the-box build
and installation where no manual editing is needed on the one hand and the
ability to be able to specifiy non-standard thinks (like compiled-in modules,
used Rules, CC, CFLAGS, etc.).

Of course, I understand and accept that my configure stuff is considered a new
feature (even if it doesn't patch or hurt existing stuff) and that it's a
little bit late. But as Dean wanted to state here, first the users really
wanted it in the past and second it _is_ also what the hackers expect...

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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