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From Bill Stoddard <>
Subject Re: Headache, Win32 Service Name for Apache 2.2
Date Thu, 04 Jan 2007 14:35:35 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> 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)
>  [X] 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.

For the reasons given my Mladen and Issac


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