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From r..@covalent.net
Subject Re: Building and Linking 3rd Party Modules within Apache 2.0 Source
Date Thu, 19 Oct 2000 00:54:53 GMT
On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:

> No, we are just telling them to install autoconf, that's all.  

And the modules need to understand how to hook into our config system, but
that's relatively minor.

Ryan

> 
> On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> 
> > Except for the fact that in one fell-swoop we're dropping backwards
> > compatibility for platforms that worked just fine with 1.3 and
> > now won't for 2.0, something we've avoided from day one. Not
> > only that, we are saying, to the person who by need or desire
> > doesn't want to implement DSOs, "too bad Charlie." And it's
> > not because of anything inherent in Apache, but in the build
> > process we're using.
> > 
> > Hopefully at ApacheCon we'll be able to work something out. What
> > we'll need is some sort of config.ap file that ./configure can
> > parse internally... :/
> > 
> > Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:
> > > 
> > > > > I suppose it would be possible to add some gear to the top-level
configure
> > > > > script to allow you to do something similar to an --activate-module
which
> > > > > would end up pulling in a .a.  But again, I think third-party static
> > > > > modules should be the exception rather than the norm moving forwards.
> > > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > My only concerns are (1) those platforms that lack DSO support
> > > > and (2) those whose DSO support is super crappy. Sometimes people
> > > > just prefer being able to add in modules statically.
> > > > 
> > > > You know, that would be a interesting survey.
> > > 
> > > Yes, but like I said, these are the exceptions.  And asking these folks to
> > > install autoconf/automake to get around the fact that their OS sucks
> > > should not be that much of an issue.
> > > 
> > > -Rasmus
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 


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