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From "Randy Terbush" <ra...@covalent.net>
Subject RE: binary builds currently broken!, was Re: Apache 1.3.8 pre-release tarball available for testing
Date Tue, 10 Aug 1999 15:00:05 GMT
And references to htdocs

> I'm seeing the following:
>
> 1. This only affects the cgi-bin and icon directory munging.
> 2. If we add into the configuration default files the
> absolute path of
> /usr/local/apache, all is well.
>
> Agreed?
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: new-httpd-owner@apache.org
> > [mailto:new-httpd-owner@apache.org]On
> > Behalf Of Tony Finch
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 9:33 AM
> > To: new-httpd@apache.org
> > Subject: binary builds currently broken!, was Re: Apache 1.3.8
> > pre-release tarball available for testing
> >
> >
> > Cliff Skolnick <cliff@steam.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >I still see the problem with the httpd.conf created for
> > the binary install.
> > >Does anyone else see 404's for a fresh server instead of
> > the congradulations
> > >page?  I see it on two different solaris2.7 machines.  I
> > sent in a patch but
> > >I noticed no one commented on it so I though I was mistaken.
> > >
> > >Can someone else create a binary install and check this
> > out on other
> > >platforms?
> >
> > I have duplicated this problem on FreeBSD 3.2-STABLE and
> > Solaris 2.6,
> > and I think it's rather worse than you thought -- the patch
> > you posted
> > recently doesn't completely fix the problem :-( As well as
> > the problem
> > with DocumentRoot in the installed httpd.conf, all the <Directory>
> > sections aren't specific enough (<Directory "icons"> rather than
> > <Directory "/usr/local/apache/icons">), and the Aliases are
> > similarly
> > broken.
> >
> > The problem is as follows: binary distributions are supposed to be
> > independent of the ServerRoot that the server was
> compiled with, so
> > all the paths that are used are relative. However, http.conf needs
> > the absolute path to be inserted wherever @@ServerRoot@@
> > appears, but
> > when all the configure stuff runs the @@ServerRoot@@ stuff is
> > stripped.
> >
> > I think that quite a lot of fiddling with the various scripts is
> > needed to fix this properly because of various
> assumptions all over
> > the place.
> >
> > Tony.
> > --
> > f.a.n.finch    dot@dotat.at    fanf@demon.net    e pluribus unix
> >
>


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