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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [RESCINDED ]Re: [VOTE] Release Apache httpd 2.4.0
Date Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:29:02 GMT

On Jan 30, 2012, at 7:21 PM, Michael Felt wrote:

> I had "assummed" that apache2 was so that people could test apache2 without killing their
apache"1" installation.

And you are correct...

Back in the day, we used 'apache' as the name of the web-server
("Powered by Apache" anyone?), and so that artifact existed long
long ago. Even distributions were called apache (apache_*).
And we also have apachectl and apxs and dozens of other
such uses, deprecated though the are, of using "apache" where
we really should be using "httpd"

Like our appendix, these are all artifacts of our evolution...

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