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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Win32: install service in rewrite args rather than post_config?
Date Fri, 11 Feb 2005 21:21:43 GMT
At 02:49 PM 2/11/2005, Bill Stoddard wrote:
>William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>>For manually installed services, we -should- keep the behavior.
>>What good is it to have a user install a reference to an Apache
>>service which won't work?
>Installing a service != starting a service. Users will figure out httpd.conf has problems
as soon as they attempt to start the service they just installed. I guess I don't fully appreciate
the value of the current behaviour :-)

If you follow the users list - most users become confused because
starting a service shoots early failures at the Windows event log.
These are hard for more novice users to track down, since they
only get a simple message such as 'The Apache2 service failed to

If that same failure happened during a service install, the error
is given to them at the console.


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