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From "Sander Striker" <>
Subject RE: Port 80 vs 8080 when not SU.
Date Wed, 10 Jul 2002 19:54:25 GMT
> From: Ryan Bloom []
> Sent: 10 July 2002 21:24

>> From: Justin Erenkrantz []
>> On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 03:12:07PM -0400, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>>> Have there been any complaints about how 1.3 has been doing it for
>>> ages? A 'make install; <foo>/bin/apachectl start' no matter who does
>>> the building has "always" resulted in at least a somewhat functional
>>> server. I don't see the reason for stopping a traditional behavior
>>> (and a possible expectation from the community) without more
>>> compelling reasons.
>> On the contrary, I don't believe we have an obligation to follow
>> 1.3 here.  I think what we are doing for 2.0 makes the most sense.
>> The default is the default.  Please don't muddle things based on
>> who is compiling it.  -- Justin
> While I agree that changing the port based on the user who is compiling
> the server is a bit backwards, the argument about how things are done on
> Nagoya is handwaving IMNSHO.

*grin* I've got my hands on the keyboard now.
> We have fixed our installation step to preserve existing config files,
> so if you compile as a non-root user, and install over the top of an
> existing installation, your port won't change.
> This only has to do with how the server is configured the FIRST time the
> server is installed.

*curses to self*.  Okay, in that case let's say I just don't like us messing
with the defaults based on the user doing the compiling.

> Ryan


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