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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: using TestRunPerl without mod_perl.c
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2003 20:33:46 GMT
Geoffrey Young wrote:
> hi all...
> I just discovered that if you use TestRunPerl to configure a third-party 
> module, and the installer points -apxs to an apache without mod_perl, 
> the test suite blows up due to mod_perl specific configuration 
> directives in httpd.conf.

why would you use TestRunPerl to test against not-modperl enabled Apache? If 
by accident I think it is better to discover that and die before even starting 
to run tests.

> the end result is that, within the tests, have_module('foo.c') works for 
> every module _except_ mod_perl, since if mod_perl isn't installed the 
> test suit never gets started.

Again, it should be solved at a much earlier stage, rather than waiting for 
the server to start. It should alert the user during the config stage and die 
right there.

> anyway, I think it's a good practice to <IfModule> non-core directives, 
> and it looks like that is being done most of the time (Alias seems to be 
> the exception).  the attached patch does that for mod_perl stuff.

Not quite so, TestRunPerl already assumes that mod_perl is available. Adding 
noise to httpd.conf doesn't make things better. Besides if you could do:

<IfModule mod_perl.c>
   all mp configs

and not ifmodule for each directive that would be better I guess.

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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