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From "Bill Stoddard" <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject Re: DocumentRoot must be absolute?
Date Fri, 15 Jun 2001 12:14:53 GMT

> Is this a documentation bug or a code bug:

I would say this is a documentation bug. I don't recall ever using a relative document
root and it doesn;t sound like a good thing to do either. That's my $.02

>
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/server-wide.html#locations claims that I can use a
> path relative to ServerRoot for all the listed directives. However, using
> "htdocs" as the value for DocumentRoot gives
>
> # ../bin/apachectl configtest
> Syntax error on line 295 of /usr/local/apache1319/conf/httpd.conf:
> DocumentRoot must be a directory
>
> This is happening on Apache 1.3.20 on Windows 2000, installed from the binaries
> (that's what the person that reported it to me saw it) but I'm also seeing it
> on my Linux laptop (Apache 1.3.12. Sheesh, I'm really running old stuff on
> here. Wow).
>
> Any idea what's going on here? Is this something that should get fixed in the
> documentation, or is this actually a problem?
>
> [Please cc artur@contiller.se on replies, if you would. Thanks.]
>
> --
> Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com
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