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From Kurtis Rader <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Running Apache in Single Process Mode for Docker Container?
Date Mon, 26 Oct 2015 00:03:28 GMT
On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 3:55 PM, David Aronchick <>

> Is it possible (or inadvisable) to run apache using the /usr/sbin/apache
> binary directly? Is there any significant production issues that might
> arise?

Run the binary directly as opposed to what? If you mean via apachectl or a
/etc/init.d script all they do is invoke the httpd binary directly the the
appropriate arguments (e.g., converting "configtest" into "-k"). On UNIX
systems there really isn't any difference as far as the kernel is concerned
whether you're running a script or a binary. If you choose to invoke the
httpd binary directly without the aid of a wrapper script it simply becomes
your responsibility to pass all necessary and appropriate arguments; e.g.,
-f to specify where the config file can be found.

Kurtis Rader
Caretaker of the exceptional canines Junior and Hank

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