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From Ryan Bloom <...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: DSO
Date Tue, 09 Oct 2001 13:32:22 GMT
On Monday 08 October 2001 08:21 pm, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 07, 2001 at 08:31:16AM -0700, Aaron Bannert wrote:
> > I propose we simply get rid of the "if test" in the above code snippit,
> > and default to "static" for mod_so, since by default we have some
> > modules already turned on.  Alternatively we could default to "no"
> > and simply set "enable_so=yes" as soon as any APACHE_MODULE call ends
> > in something non-"no".
>
> Well, I'm kind of thinking we should always build mod_so.  I've run
> into the case where I haven't built any shared core libraries (i.e.
> in the tree), but have wanted to install a "separate" module (i.e.
> mod_webapp) which must be built as shared.  Since I didn't compile
> in mod_so, I needed to do a full recompile to enable mod_so.  Yuck.
>
> So, +1 on removing the test and always building mod_so if the
> platform has shared object support - can we check that?  -- justin

There are a lot of people who dislike DSO's, and there are companies who
refuse to use them for security reasons.  I have had a couple of major
companies tell me that they want everything compiled statically.

As for the test, we should just do what we do for DAV.

Ryan

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