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From "Tom Sayers" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] This release is compatible with modules compiled for 2.0.42 and later versions.
Date Sun, 19 Jun 2005 12:53:28 GMT
Thanks Andre

I am not using third party modules, however, let me explain why I am concerned about simply
installing the new version.

My server has Redhat 9 and Apache was not installed in /usr/local/apache/ but in /etc/httpd/
. There is no sign of files that are 
often mentioned on installation tutorials, such as config.nice for example. Rather than ignore
the compatibility notice on the 
Apache web-site, I scanned the documentation (Yes Patrick, I have tried) and searched Google
to make sure that nothing untoward 
would happen. A couple of people posting on various forums were in the same situation and
one did install the new version and 
reported that Apache was not working at all then!

Maybe I am over-cautious but can you tell me what is incompatible in versions prior to 2.0.42?
Is it just the Third Party modules 
issue? Is there anything else I need to consider because of the way Apache was installed by
Red Hat?

Ideally Apache could have said on their 'Announcement' page "This release is compatible with
modules compiled for 2.0.42 and later 
versions and this is what to do if you have an earlier version".


Tom Sayers 

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