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From Ryan Bloom <...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: [PATCH: last try] README
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2001 16:58:48 GMT

Committed.  I meant to commit it earlier, but things kept getting in my way, so I never
got around to it.  Sorry.

Ryan

On Tuesday 07 August 2001 09:24, Joshua Slive wrote:
> I know everyone is busy, but you should note that the first file that most
> people will open in the apache distribution is embarrassingly outdated and
> innacurate.
>
> I'm off to do other sutff, so either commit this, or it goes in the
> bit-bucket.
>
> Index: README
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-2.0/README,v
> retrieving revision 1.4
> diff -u -d -b -r1.4 README
> --- README	2000/12/23 01:46:42	1.4
> +++ README	2001/07/31 20:29:23
> @@ -1,15 +1,16 @@
>
> -                                 Apache
> -                             Version 2.0 (and up)
> +                          Apache HTTP Server
>
>    What is it?
>    -----------
>
> -  Apache is an HTTP server designed as a plug-in replacement for
> -  the NCSA server version 1.3 (or 1.4). It fixes numerous bugs in
> -  the NCSA server and includes many frequently requested new
> -  features, and has an API which allows it to be extended to meet
> -  users' needs more easily.
> +  The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant
> +  web server.  Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP
> +  Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the
> +  Internet.  As a project of the Apache Software Foundation, the
> +  developers aim to collaboratively develop and maintain a robust,
> +  commercial-grade, standards-based server with freely available
> +  source code.
>
>    The Latest Version
>    ------------------
> @@ -21,28 +22,14 @@
>    -------------
>
>    The documentation available as of the date of this release is
> -  also included, in HTML format, in the htdocs/manual/ directory.
> -  For the most up-to-date documentation can be found on
> -  http://httpd.apache.org/docs/.
> +  included in HTML format in the docs/manual/ directory.  The most
> +  up-to-date documentation can be found at
> +  http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/.
>
>    Installation
>    ------------
> -
> -  Apache 2.0 uses autoconf for configuration and installation.  To create
> -  Apache's autoconf script, you will need libtool 1.3.3 or higher, and
> -  autoconf 2.13 or newer.  Those tools will not be required if you are
> just -  using a package downloaded from apache.org, they are only required
> for -  developers.
> -
> -  To configure Apache 2.0 run the following commands.
>
> -  ./buildconf  (not required unless you are a developer)
> -  ./configure [autoconf arguments] [apache arguments]
> -  make
> -  make install
> -
> -  The buildconf script is very important.  Just running autoconf will not
> -  leave the directory tree in a usable state.
> +  Please see the file called INSTALL.
>
>    Licensing
>    ---------

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