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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: config/2301: ROOT/src/include/conf.h must have valid default group andowner
Date Mon, 01 Jun 1998 17:43:27 GMT
On Mon, 1 Jun 1998, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:

> Marc Slemko wrote:
> > 
> > <shrug>  Nothing new about that.  The conf.h has always had to have a
> > user and group that exists or Apache won't run even if you set it to
> > something else in your config files.  The last time I brought it up and
> > wanted to fix it people objected saying it wasn't a bug and should work
> > that way.  I gave up.
> 
> Well, it sounds like a misfeature to me.  It certainly violates the Principle
> of Least Astonishment.  I opine that the conf.h values should be ignored
> if the .conf files provide overrides.  It's unfriendly to allow the user
> to provide a value, but varf if his system doesn't  have something matching
> the hardcoded value which we'll never use.

On a related note, ever wonder why we have a bunch of different defines
for the default user and group for a bunch of different operating systems
even though they are always overridden in the default config file with a
fixed value?

This is why.


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