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From Aaron Bannert <>
Subject [PATCH] enable mod_so by default [Was: DSO]
Date Tue, 09 Oct 2001 17:55:44 GMT
On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 07:15:26AM -0400, Jeff Trawick wrote:
> It sounds reasonable to me to build mod_so by default, but I think
> that the builder should be able to turn off mod_so.
> Somebody putting together a package for distribution/support ought to
> be able to decide what modules they are willing to deal with, and
> mod_so opens up everything.  I doubt that a commercial vendor would
> make such a decision, but certainly within an organization it might
> make sense.  I bet a lot of companies would like a build of IIS to
> put on their employees' machines which could not be made to do
> anything other than serve static pages :)

I think this patch would do that. One should be able to do --disable-so
to turn it off, and by default it will be built.

My only worry is that this will break out-of-the-box builds for platforms
that aren't supported under apr_dso.h. Are any of our apache-supported
platforms not supported under apr_dso.h?


Index: modules/mappers/config9.m4
RCS file: /home/cvspublic/httpd-2.0/modules/mappers/config9.m4,v
retrieving revision 1.5
diff -u -r1.5 config9.m4
--- modules/mappers/config9.m4	2001/10/03 17:47:51	1.5
+++ modules/mappers/config9.m4	2001/10/09 17:48:21
@@ -17,11 +17,8 @@
-if test "$sharedobjs" = "yes"; then
-    APACHE_MODULE(so, DSO capability, , , static)
-    APACHE_MODULE(so, DSO capability, , , no)
+APACHE_MODULE(so, DSO capability, , , static)
 dnl ### why save the cache?

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