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From "J. Greenlees" <ja...@shaw.ca>
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
>>>http://lucas.ucs.ed.ac.uk/tutorials/apache/index.html#2.x
>>>
>>>
>>
>>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 
want.

not sure why it didn't instal for you.


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