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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Configuration (4/4): TARGET name
Date Wed, 02 Dec 1998 03:07:08 GMT
Randy Terbush wrote:
> 
> In cases where we are installing in an existing server layout, we
> would not remove them, obviously. If they aren't there, then they
> won't be read by any server. If we put them there, we are in a sense
> endorsing this configuration layout, which I don't think we should
> be. If I am a user which has learned not to use these files, I
> certainly don't want Apache stuffing up my conf directory by putting
> srm.conf, srm.conf.default, access.conf and access.conf.default in my
> config directory.

Absolutely.

>                   On the same topic, I'm getting tired of explaining
> to users that these files aren't necessary and can cause
> problems. Apache hasn't required /dev/null to turn this off since
> 1.2. Seems time to cut the cord.

Mmm, I somewhat agree.  I would rather like to ease this
transition; say, release 1.3.4 with the One True Config and
the stubs, and for 1.3.5 (even if this is all that goes into
that release) remove the use-them-if-they're-there magic-ness
of srm & access and don't even supply the stubs.  I'd like
the 1TC change to go out first and separate, in other words.

> I won't rant on this much more. I can live with installing these stubs
> in there for 1 release if that is the concensus. Seems kind of
> pointless though and only creates a mess.

If we had done this for 1.3.0 I think I'd have agreed.  But
for a 1.3.[^0] release I'd prefer to phase it in.  Just FWIW.
-- 
#ken	P-)}

Ken Coar                    <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/>
Apache Group member         <http://www.apache.org/>
"Apache Server for Dummies" <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/ASFD/>

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