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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: Compiling and installing apache
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2001 00:34:25 GMT
On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Joshua Slive wrote:

>
> On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Rich Bowen wrote:
>
> > I was today looking at http://httpd.apache.org/docs/install.html and
> > found it to be ... how to put this nicely ... suboptimal. It contains
> > little nuggets like "Apache is designed to be configured and run from
> > the same set of directories where it is compiled." and "Copy or rename
> > these files to the names without the -dist." Was this written back in
> > the 1.2 days? I see that it's been worked on some lately, but I'm not
> > clear on what's been done to it.
> >
> > I see that the 2.0 install docs have gotten a decent overhaul, and I
> > was wondering if there were still existing strong opinions around the
> > whole Configure/configure thing, or if similar things could be done to
> > the 1.3 install docs.
>
> Yes, those docs have sucked for as long as I've been using Apache.
> The only significant change I've made is to add a pointer to the INSTALL
> file, which is where everyone should be going.
>
> If someone wants to improve things, that would be great.

Seems to me that starting with the INSTALL file from the root of the
tarball would be the best thing that we could do. It is accurate, has
good examples, and is pretty thorough. Make sense?

-- 
Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com
Author - Apache Server Unleashed - http://www.apacheunleashed.com/


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