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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r885606 - /httpd/httpd/trunk/build/rpm/httpd.init
Date Tue, 01 Dec 2009 14:28:22 GMT
Graham Leggett wrote:
> We would either need to change apachectl to work like Redhat (triggering
> a storm of protest from people who do use apachectl and would ask "if it
> wasn't broken why did you fix it"), or change Redhat to work like
> apachectl (not worth the effort).

Or change apachectl to act silently to assist httpd.init.

In fact, a silent mode makes a lot of sense, httpd.init wouldn't be the
only consumer.

apachectl should be called-not-exec'ed, IMHO (just as apachectl calls

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