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From john.j.hu...@comcast.net
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Problems on Linux
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2005 14:19:29 GMT
Hello All:

Just a comment on what is written below.  I've noticed what seems to be a high number of these
types of answers (e.g. its in the docs *READ* them!)...Which makes me wonder why ppl don't?
 I participate in a number of NG and this one seems to have more of its share of:"I just turned
on Apache and it does not work - help."  I am curious as to why this is happening.  I could
understand if one had to go to the library and look for books on the the subject, but in this
day of instant information and the huge amount of documentation on the net in various forms,
why don't ppl take the time to look for it? (lazy???) Perhaps its the view of the world that
its easy to set up, config, and run Apache and/or Linux? (isn't  installing Apache just like
installing Word??? lol).   
I am developing a tendancy to ignore posts from ppl who ask for help without giving some indication
of having tried to solve it themselves.  After all, taking the time to read and respond to
these takes time, and why should their time be more valuable than ours?
Just wondering....
John

> Everyone has time to read documentation.  Your initial question came 
> through on May 31st, and in three days, you could have read the Apache 
> 2.0 manual nine times over and remembered every last word.  It's what we 
> all do, and when using "Linux", the documentation almost always spells 
> it out for us ;)
> 


> Broming plutonium wrote:
> > I'm using Xandros Open Circulation 3. I don't think
> > you know what it is, so I decided to just call it
> > "Linux".
> > 
> > God I'm so stupid--I didn't even enable the features!
> > And I deleted my source directory, too. Too bad I
> > don't have time to read the documentation--I can
> > hardly find time to do what I have to do.
> > 
> > Oh, what if I want all the modules? It's a lot to ask
> > for, but I hate re-compiling it every time I want to
> > use a feature.
> > 
> > Anyways, I re-compiled Apache, this time following the
> > instructions in the documentation. It works,
> > especially my proxy server.
> > 
> > I want to make my proxy server public, so that
> > everybody could use it. Is that a good idea or a bad
> > idea? :)
> > 
> > 
> 
> Broming -
> 
> Depends on how you look at it.  But quite honestly, are you prepared to 
> administer a full-blow proxy server?  It seemed a bit difficult to get 
> all this up and running, and now you want to offer services?
> 
> Everyone has time to read documentation.  Your initial question came 
> through on May 31st, and in three days, you could have read the Apache 
> 2.0 manual nine times over and remembered every last word.  It's what we 
> all do, and when using "Linux", the documentation almost always spells 
> it out for us ;)
> 
> You can use the compile-time option of --enable-module=all, IIRC, to 
> compile all the modules.  This is probably not what you want to do. 
> Rather, you can use ./configure --help, which will print out a list of 
> modules that are currently available, which ones will be compiled in by 
> default, and a list of which modules you can compile in addition to the 
> defaults - or none of them period.  You can also visit 
> http://modules.apache.org for a complete list of known and submitted 
> third-party modules.  I find this resource quite useful.
> 
> I don't know about anyone else, but I'll always keep my complete source 
> trees for a good 2-3 versions - just in case.  Others might call this 
> behavior a bit of OCD, but then again, they're the same people who write 
> to the list asking what do you do if the source tree is deleted ;)
> 
> Hope that helps
> -dant
> 
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