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From Randy Terbush <ra...@Covalent.NET>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Configuration (4/4): TARGET name
Date Tue, 01 Dec 1998 19:59:35 GMT
Paul Sutton <paul@c2.net> writes:
> On 1 Dec 1998, Randy Terbush wrote:
> > Marc Slemko <marcs@worldgate.com> writes:
> > > I'm just not sure where the need for this is coming from and would 
> > > really prefer trying to avoid tacking more and more stuff over top
> > > of the current framework unless necessary.
> > 
> > It's needed from the standpoint that many (most?) users using Apache
> > run several servers with different compiled configurations. It is a
> > common problem where the config file, binary etc. is confused with
> > another and the fact that Apache automagically reads in srm.conf and
> > access.conf if they exist makes it even more fragile. 
> 
> If people are advanced enough to attemp to run multiple binaries from the
> same serverroot directory then they should pretty much understand enough
> to handle this themselves.
> 
> Paul

I would argue that we need to remove a few of the pitfalls of doing it 
so that people that are less advanced can do it easily. It is silly
and messy to have separate serverroots when so many of the
files/directories can be shared. The fact that Apache so willingly
shares srm.conf and access.conf is the real problem here.

-Randy



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