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From Gary Benson <gben...@redhat.com>
Subject RE: Changes to server config: opinions wanted
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2001 13:01:30 GMT

On Fri, 10 Aug 2001, Geoffrey Young wrote:

>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gary Benson [mailto:gbenson@redhat.com]
> > Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 6:06 AM
> > To: test-dev@httpd.apache.org
> > Subject: Changes to server config: opinions wanted
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've been comparing httpd-test/perl-framework with our
> > prototype in-house
> > apache tester, and the main difference I've found has been
> > that our tests
> > carry what configuration directives they need inside the .t
> > files; there
> > is no extra.conf. This makes the tests more self-contained,
> > and has the
> > advantage that it allows each test to be carried out in different
> > `contexts' -- the same test can be run with its directives in the main
> > configuration, in a vhost or in .htaccess files.
> >
> > [Basically, each test calls the function UseConfigurationDirectives(),
> > which generates the configuration and SIGHUPs httpd. There is also a
> > method for tests to specify contexts in which they may/may
> > not be run.]
> >
> > I'm quite happy to port this functionality to httpd-test -- it isn't a
> > massive change -- but before I start (in earnest) I'd like to know if
> > anybody thinks it would break anything.
>
> are you suggesting removing the extra.conf functionality, or making it
> either/or?
>
> extra.conf is extremely convenient...
>
> --Geoff

Very definitely either/or at the moment. That way I can implement it, and
if it _does_ break something it can be easily removed.

Gary


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