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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Substitute Some More Configuration Parameters (for 1.3.1-dev)
Date Wed, 06 May 1998 10:58:19 GMT

In article <> you wrote:
> On Mon, May 04, 1998 at 06:04:42PM +0200, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
>>    Port 80                           Port 8080

> I like to have my packages buildable by non-root users. This change
> breaks that unless I patch.

>>      :                          ==>    :                         
>>    ServerAdmin you@your.address      ServerAdmin

> Same issue, and the ServerAdmin would end up pointing to me by
> default.

>>      :                                 :                         
>>    #ServerName        #ServerName

> I think it's a bad idea to have my build machine's name embedded into
> the config file.

> To summarize, these are great changes for people building from the
> tarball, but bad for package builders if we are trying to avoid lots
> of patching. When this is incorporated into 1.3.1-dev, how about
> options to control these changes, or better yet, a global option
> --packagebuild which will disable this sort of environment adaptation?

Although IMHO something like is better then
your suggestion for an option to trigger these semi-intelligent substitutions
is a good one. I'll enhance the patch this way. Thanks for the idea.

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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