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From Graham Leggett <>
Subject Re: RPM packaging for httpd v2.0.53
Date Tue, 18 Jan 2005 23:46:00 GMT
Paul Querna wrote:

> I was looking at
> Shouldnt
> +Requires: apr >= 0.9.6, apr-util >= 0.9.6
> be
> +Requires: apr >= 0.9.5, apr-util >= 0.9.5

Hmmm... the thinking was to require the official ASF released APR rpms, 
but this isn't actually necessary, the v0.9.5 seems fine.

> The patch also moves several files from bin to sbin (ab,ht*,logresolve).
>  Why?

The patch _stops_ moving several files from sbin to bin, instead keeping 
the files where httpd installed them in the first place instead of 
following the Redhat practice of moving them around.

Idea is to get the ASF released RPM to be as close to the ASF released 
httpd as possible. The ASF RPM should not try and do anything radically 
different from the ASF ./configure;make;make install.

> The patch seems to be more than just changing httpd to use an external APR.

Exactly, the purpose of the patch is to make the spec file work, and the 
spec file was broken for a number of reasons. Due to many changes to 
both APR and the httpd build the spec file there does not build at the 


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