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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@attglobal.net>
Subject Re: [PATCH] simplified apachectl that passes through options to httpd
Date Fri, 24 May 2002 15:52:04 GMT
"William A. Rowe, Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> writes:

> At 06:20 AM 5/24/2002, you wrote:
> >Cliff Woolley <jwoolley@virginia.edu> writes:
> >
> > > On 23 May 2002, Jeff Trawick wrote:
> > >
> > > > Existing apachectl keywords are still supported for now (except for
> > > > some alternate spellings of "startssl" -- whats up with that stuff?).
> > >
> >
> >sslstart|start-SSL)
> >     $HTTPD -k startssl
> >     ERROR=$?
> >     ;;
> >
> >(well, I'm calling anything but "startssl" an alternate spelling; I
> >dunno what came first, but it is "-k startssl" which httpd supports)
> 
> Can I ask WHY?  -k has never supported anything but start/stop/restart
> and has always required a seperate -D SSL argument on Win32.
> 
> I see the advantage of a simple apachectl doit verb that includes ssl.
> However, overloading -k start -D SSL with -k startssl seems outright
> silly.  We can't argue back-compat here, -k didn't exist before.

I think that this is your main point (please confirm):

  don't support "httpd -k startssl", and instead force the user (or
  apachectl) to run "httpd -k startssl -DSSL"

One issue that may affect your opinion: historic apachectl verbs are
to be considered deprecated; the vision is that apachectl is just a
wrapper script whose user interface is the same as httpd.  Thinking
long-term (e.g., Apache 2.1 or whatever), would you want the user to
have to do

  httpd -k start -DSSL

instead of

  httpd -k startssl

?

-- 
Jeff Trawick | trawick@attglobal.net
Born in Roswell... married an alien...

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