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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3 Makefile.tmpl
Date Thu, 22 Apr 1999 12:27:23 GMT

In article <> you wrote:
> 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. :)

Yes, a warnings sounds reasonable. I just want to make sure it's not skipped
                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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