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From Thom May <>
Subject Re: Having sane default configs was Re: cvs commit: httpd-2.0 STATUS
Date Fri, 08 Mar 2002 20:30:54 GMT
* Justin Erenkrantz ( wrote :
> On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 05:49:05PM -0000, wrote:
> >   +        Aaron says: This is not a showstopper, these problems have existed
> >   +                    for as long as I can remember. It would be nice to fix
> >   +                    them but they are not new.
> Since we now have layout fixed, I think with any subsequent release
> that we make, people will use layouts and complain that we generate
> invalid default configurations for their layouts.  I can imagine the
> PRs coming in now.  I have no desire to handle those PRs.  Do you?
> I realize that you feel that we should not provide any default
> configuration assistance (I believe even setting Listen via
> --with-port is bogus to you).
> For those that may not understand the exact question, it is
> this (restated):
> "Should we modify httpd-std.conf to stop referring to logs/,
> conf/ and substitute the $localstatedir and $sysconfdir values?"  
> I'll let the group decide.  -- justin
My (meaningless as I'm not a committer) thought on this, is yes, we _should_
do this. I think that running a 'make install' should produce a software
installation that is ready to go in a basic configuration straight off.
Certainly I think it should be fixed for GA.

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