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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Support for Mac OS X, some cleanup for Mac OS X Server
Date Fri, 30 Apr 1999 18:53:18 GMT

In article <> you wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 30, 1999 at 12:08:43PM -0400, Ben Hyde wrote:
>> I wonder.  If a user has the thing installed on his
>> machine and he goes and gets a fresh version, as we
>> surely want him to do, the default install should
>> "do the right thing" and I'd argue that's to install
>> in the way the what he has already installed.
> It might be enough to give the different layout options more emphasis
> in the INSTALL file, so that users know to use the appropriate
> --with-layout flag if they want consistency with their OS. If we're
> dealing with an administrator who is competent enough with Apache to
> not bother reading the INSTALL file, then that admin will also
> understand how to deal with differing layouts.

+1. That can be reasonable to do independent of the currently addresses point.
> Or, Apple could distribute a shell script that runs ./configure with
> appropriate options, and suggest to users that they use this shell
> script to get the OSX defaults.

+1, another good idea. Because this way Apple can do a lot more things than
just the layout and their users clearly see what's Apache default stuff and
what's Apple special stuff. For instance a configure.mac script?
> Or, how about another APACI flag, --use-os-layout, which would get
> emphasis in the INSTALL file?

-0, because we already have too much options and --use-os-layout would be just
a variant of --with-layout and this way confuses too much, I think.

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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