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From "Bill Stoddard" <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] simplified apachectl that passes through options to httpd
Date Fri, 24 May 2002 17:36:38 GMT
I think the old apachectl verbs should go. apachectl should source the envars and pass
args unmodified to httpd. That's it.

Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Trawick" <trawick@attglobal.net>
To: <dev@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: [PATCH] simplified apachectl that passes through options to httpd


> "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> writes:
>
> > >Heck, I'm even fine with completely ditching the old apachectl verbs
> > >with 2.0.37 and imposing the un-onerous task on admins of converting to
> > >the httpd syntax.  Once that happens the help text for httpd matches
> > >what apachectl will accept.
> >
> > I'm not - apachectl has always been a convience thing.
>
> by the way...  with 2.0 on Unix, apachectl is a required thing to
> ensure that any environment variables (LD_LIBRARY_PATH and others) are
> set up properly
>
> >                                                        If we are making
> > them change their conf to use httpd -k start without specifing -D SSL, I am
> > still in favor of handling apachectl startssl [and all the silly
> > flavors thereof.]
> >
> > I'm actually against pulling apachectl until version 2.1.  Give them some time
> > to adjust, provide some backwards compatibility for the present time.  And
> > in the meantime, don't break what apachectl already provides.
>
> no plan to pull apachectl at all... the issue is when to stop mapping
> the old apachectl verbs onto httpd options...  the user needs to know
> that all those options that can be passed to httpd can be passed to
> apachectl with no problem...  the separate user interface for
> apachectl vs. httpd is potentially confusing...
>
> --
> Jeff Trawick | trawick@attglobal.net
> Born in Roswell... married an alien...
>


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