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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject [PATCH: last try] README
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2001 16:24:29 GMT
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people will open in the apache distribution is embarrassingly outdated and

I'm off to do other sutff, so either commit this, or it goes in the

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
+  included in HTML format in the docs/manual/ directory.  The most
+  up-to-date documentation can be found at

-  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, 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.


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