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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: Version check idea
Date Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:48:11 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 will be meaningless for them (i.e., says out-of-date the first day they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.).
>

Provide either a configuration option, or other easy way for packagers 
to alter where ET phones home, to compensate for that reality.

--Rich

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