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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] get environment variables out of apachectl
Date Fri, 14 Dec 2001 19:21:48 GMT
Jeff Trawick wrote:

> Justin Erenkrantz <> writes:
>>On Fri, Dec 14, 2001 at 01:18:54PM -0500, Jeff Trawick wrote:
>>>Hmmm...  I don't see them as analogous.
>>>This script is for use by apachectl to pick up environment variable
>>>settings required for httpd to work.  On most platforms, this would
>>>just have LIBPATH/LD_LIBRARY_PATH/whatever.  On some platforms this
>>>would have settings which affect pthreads or heap management or
>>I guess what I'm suggesting is to generalize this so that it has
>>a whole bunch of variables - rather than just this one.  I can
>>definitely see how this would make writing scripts around httpd-2.0
>>that much easier.  This script could tell you which port httpd is
>>configured to run on, etc, etc, etc (currently apachectl has a 
>>separate port number setting for status than in the config value).
>>Almost like apxs -q but more standardized.  
> What your talking about sounds cool, but not for this.  This file is
> for settings that admins can edit/tune as necessary.  If tweaking
> these settings requires that you go into the guts of some general
> mechanism for querying the way Apache was built then that is no better
> than having to edit stuff embedded in apachectl.
> I would think that apr-config and httpd-config are not for settings
> that admins might need to tune so that apr httpd works correctly.

On this not I'd like to add a $HTTPARGS which gets passed to the server
at start/restart
this way you can set all the -DXXXX in it, and not modify the apachectl 


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