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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3 Makefile.tmpl
Date Thu, 22 Apr 1999 11:36:16 GMT
Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
> which means that the user is already warned that he needs root priviledges. So
> when we later just skip the chown for suexec the user would think "hey, the
> Apache Group was just kidding, I don't need root".  That's why I think it's
> better to really let it fail in this case, because we already warned the user.

Yeah. Of course, if there's time between the ./configure and the make, or
they apply a patch and don't bother re-./configuring, they may get confused.
No biggie. Maybe we could print another warning instead of silently
bypassing the chown as we do above? That might be useful. :)

   Jim Jagielski   |||   |||
            "That's no ordinary rabbit... that's the most foul,
            cruel and bad-tempered rodent you ever laid eyes on"

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