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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Headache, Win32 Service Name for Apache 2.2
Date Thu, 04 Jan 2007 06:49:10 GMT
The default service name is Apache2, both in the 2.0 and 2.2 WinNT MPMs.

With the installer, I had tweaked (a separate setting) the service name
default to be Apache2.2.  HOWEVER, when users transition from the .msi
installed version to the command line, they are surprised by the fact
that Apache2 isn't installed, and they need to provide -n Apache2.2 as
an argument to httpd.exe commands related to the service.

Note this is the internal name of the service, not the name of any binary
which is (and will forever stay) httpd.exe.

One of three things can happen here... please express your preference
(if you have one)

 [ ] Change the MPM code to use Apache2.2 by default (and Apache2.4 in trunk)
 [ ] Change the Installer to go back to Apache2 as the default service
     (this makes parallel installs of Apache2.0 and Apache2.2 more troublesome.)
 [ ] Change nothing, just document the discrepancy.

I'm leaning twords #1 and would like to fix this with release 2.2.4, so three
voters who share the preference would be greatly appreciated.

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