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From Noel Butler <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache HTTP Server 2.4.x for Windows?
Date Sat, 22 Dec 2012 01:50:14 GMT
On Fri, 2012-12-21 at 13:20 +0000, Lester Caine wrote:

> Since most people using Linux will probably have all the packages handled by 
> their distribution, 

True, albeit mostly outdated, as far as I know, only Slackware and
Gentoo keep mostly up to date, as neither butcher httpd.

It's also a problem that not all httpd requirements are the same, some
want ldap, some want mysql, some want foobar,  too many variations to
builds, which is why it's just as easy to download and build the source
yourself, plus you have the benefit of knowing its current and not
butchered by a distro which may have opened up a gaping hole by their
flavor-patch, or thinking they know better than the devs (remember the
problems debian caused by inserting a horribly broken patch to ssl on
their distro a few years back, that not only affected debian and its
variants, but also affect ANY OS's web server using an SSL Certificate
that was generated on one of those screwed debian servers)...  you just
never know.

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