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From Cliff Woolley <>
Subject Re: Installation Docs
Date Sat, 19 May 2001 23:09:04 GMT
On Sat, 19 May 2001, Joshua Slive wrote:

> I will commit install.html unless I see major objections.  By major
> objections I mean either 1. You think what is already there is better than
> this; or 2. You think this is heading in the wrong direction completely.
> I am also very interested in input on how to improve this, but I plan to
> commit it as is and then do improvements later.  That way, others can take
> a crack at it too.
> I do not have the karma to commit INSTALL, so I would appreciate it if
> someone could take care of that for me.

One question: I agree with Ken that the warning about FreeBSD should
remain, but it might not need to be quite so verbose.  Since APR disables
threads by default on FreeBSD (right?), Apache should automatically choose
MPM=prefork by default (right?).  So really all the note needs to say is
that this is going to happen, and you can change it back with
--enable-threads.  So right now it says this:

      * If you are building on FreeBSD, you should add the argument
        --with-mpm=prefork to the configure line.  The Apache Group
        has discovered that threads do not work well with Apache
        on FreeBSD.  For that reason, we disable threads by default
        on FreeBSD, and you need to build the prefork MPM.  If you wish
        to try to make threads work on FreeBSD, they can be re-enabled
        by using --enable-threads

I'd have it say this:

      * If you are building on FreeBSD, be aware that threads will
        be disabled and the prefork MPM will be used by default,
        as threads do not work well with Apache on FreeBSD.  If
        you wish to try a threaded Apache on FreeBSD anyway, use
        "./configure --enable-threads".

Does that work?


   Cliff Woolley
   Charlottesville, VA

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