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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Version check idea
Date Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:21:09 GMT
On 04/21/2015 10:13 AM, Jeff Trawick wrote:
> On 04/21/2015 09:55 AM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>> For comment: What do people think about adding the capability that
>> when httpd is started, it tries to access 
>> http://httpd.apache.org/doap.rdf
>> to check its version number with the latest one referred to in that
>> file and, if a newer one exists, it prints out a little message
>> in the error.log (or stderr)...
>>
> Wild assertion: Most people don't get their httpd build from us, so it 
> will be meaningless for them (i.e., says out-of-date the first day 
> they fire up their shiny new Fedora-latest/Ubuntu-latest/etc.).
>

For those that build the web stack for themselves, providing a separate 
CLI that could be implemented exactly the same by/for other components 
could be part of a much more valuable feature.  E.g., 
httpd-version-check, openssl-version-check, php-version-check, etc.



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