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From r..@covalent.net
Subject APR builds concept broken horribly
Date Mon, 05 Jun 2000 17:45:31 GMT

Okay, way back when, when APR was first written, it was possible to build
individual sections of APR independantly on Unix.  This provided us with
small compact libraries that could be included or not based on the
program.  This feature was removed a long time ago, and it needs to be
added back.

The problem was highlighted eariler today with the whold dso issue.  If
htpasswd is an APR'ized program, and APR can only be built as one huge
library, then htpasswd all of a sudden needs DSO support.  That is
ludicrous.  The other option is to comfigure and compile APR multiple
times in one Apache build.  Once for Apache itself and once for the
support programs.

If APR could be built as small libraries again, then htpasswd could just
link with the libs/file_io stuff and ignore the rest, which makes more
sense IMHO.

Thoughts?

Ryan


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