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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Diffeerent Apache Daemon on RHEL5.1
Date Wed, 04 Jun 2008 14:45:18 GMT

Eric Covener wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 8:46 AM, Wilda, Jet
> <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>        Check this
out.  I think that is what you are asking.
> Copying binaries doesn't seem to make a lot of sense.

You're right, on the face of it it does not seem to make a lot of sense. 
    You should be able easily to run 2 instances of Apache from the same 

But I think that what Jet is trying to tell you, is that that if you do 
that, you will have problems with the standard system Apache start and 
stop scripts, like /etc/init.d/apache2.

These scripts use for example the command "killall", which will 
indiscriminately kill all instances of the same binary program running 
at that time if it has the same name (meaning your first and your second 
apache, all at the same time), and you will not be able to select the 
one or the other.
(Even if you copy the script /etc/init.d/apache2 to /etc/init.d/apache2b 
and call them separately.  Each copy will kill all Apache's).

So, if you start 2 instances of Apache from the same binary, you will 
need to modify a series of other scripts in order to avoid that.
Copying the binary and give it another name may be easier.


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