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From "J. Greenlees" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] installation trouble
Date Wed, 23 Oct 2002 16:07:45 GMT
Ian Stuart wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-10-23 at 10:27, J. Greenlees wrote:
>>Ian Stuart wrote:
>>>On Wed, 2003-10-22 at 15:38, Dan Stephens wrote:
>>>>-I installed httpd-2.0.40 from a tarball and I think I did it correctly
>>>>(tar xvf, make, make install, make clean, ./configure), but my box
>>>>still doesn't seem to be able to find it (service start httpd comes
>>>>back with httpd isn't installed
>>>To see how >I< build apache 2, see
>>um you didn't really ./configure after make make install make clean did you?
>>that is what it looks like, and could also have caused many errors 
>>during the install process.
> I'm not sure which message this comment is refering to - I do configure,
> make, make install for the code, then configure, test, start for the new
> server...
>>installing as root for something like apache is probably a better idea, 
>>simply because then it doesn't get hit with the non root users limits.
> I install as non-root for two main reasons:
> 1) to be able to provide limits (via quota) on the space used, if I want
> to
> 2) to provide a second layer of security - I don't like to log in as
> root unless I absolutely >have< to... installing a perfectly usable web
> server does not require root access - In my scheme, only the final edit
> for the rcinit.d files requires root access :)
> As I always say - there is my way, and then there are several other
> ways. My way is not always the best way, but it's what I do :)

true, I noticed that it only requires power and boot to the login, not 
even a login for apache to run when installed as root.
and run as apache.apache or nobody.nobody you can still use quota if you 

not sure why it didn't instal for you.

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