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From Jackson>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] configure fails when space in directory name
Date Mon, 15 Nov 2004 23:22:05 GMT
one could also mention the fact that desktop environments such as gnome
allow people to use spaces in names seamlessly, as long as they don't
pull up a terminal.

not only is this a pretty nasty gotcha, it's also hard to google for...


Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 18:15:41 +0100
To: <>
From: "Ralf Glauberman" <>
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] configure fails when space in directory name
Message-ID: <004001c4cb36$bc73ba70$0100a8c0@MEDIONPC>

but how would apache compile under windows? just an idea....

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 12:48 AM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] configure fails when space in directory name

> Jackson Pauls wrote:
>> it's not actually a problem i have... i raise the issue because this
>> the kind of thing that could seriously confuse and possibly put off
>> users. indeed, that is how this came to my attention, along with a
>> deal of incredulity when i suggested removing the spaces!
>> what i don't know is whether or not this is something that i should
>> expect the apache crew to fix...
> Its an interesting dilema, but the only good solution, IMO, is to
> use a space in a directory/file name.  windoze considers the space a 
> regular character, and taught the world it was so....i think that was
> very bad lesson for us all to have learned.
> This will only be the first of *many* problems if spaces are used
> regularly with *nix software.  Definitly not a httpd-specific bug or 
> something i'd expect apache to fix.
> just my opinion, but an ounce of prevention.....
> jd

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