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From Fabien COELHO <>
Subject Re: apache 1.3.3 layout compatibility patch
Date Thu, 14 Jan 1999 12:05:34 GMT

> > I'm wondering why no backward compatibility with the apache 1.3.3 layout
> > seems to have been provided with 1.3.4. The 1.3.3 layout seems to look
> > like the --with-layout=GNU --prefix=/usr/local/apache but without httpd
> > being appended to most directory names. The httpd is told to come from the
> > --target option, but I could not set it to nothing. Moreover the target is
> > used both for the directory name and for a file name.
> That was by accident because the checks in APACI where changed to use the
> target name but we forgot that in the past the implicit target name was
> "httpd" but the check was already done for "apache". So, instead of adding
> such a compat section I think it's more useful to fix the problem. 

Sure. I thought the change was *intended*.

> I've posted the patch as a reply to the other related posting.

Sorry, I did not pay attention enough to the flow. 


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