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From Mark Stosberg <m...@summersault.com>
Subject Re: Best Practices for managing repetitive Apache config file entries?
Date Fri, 06 Nov 2009 19:42:44 GMT
On Fri, 6 Nov 2009 11:02:55 -0800
Bill Moseley <moseley@hank.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Mark Stosberg <mark@summersault.com> wrote:
> 
> >
> > I'm working on a mod_perl project where we would like to implement to
> > Apache related goals:
> >
> > 1. Automate repetitive configurations. For developers, we repeat the
> > same configs with the only difference being the "~user" location. In
> > other cases, the differences are not far from s/alpha/beta.
> >
> > 2. Put the Apache configurations under source control. Here the goal is
> > to tie changes to the Apache configs to other code changes in the
> > project.
> >
> 
> I generate httpd.conf files on the fly (i.e. when I start Apache) from
> Template toolkit and YAML files.
> 
> The script merges the configurations from multilple YAML files -- i.e. form
> a main config.yaml file and then when, say, running on "staginge", from
> staging.yml.  Then it merges with a local file which allows individual
> developers to override settings in their home directory.  Then the
> apache-specific config is passed to a script that builds the httpd.conf
> files and starts (or stops) apache.

That's another interesting approach to consider. 

I should also mention we use several of the Apache configs under CGI as
part of our development model, so our solution won't be
modperl-specific. (And I appreciate this approach is not
modperl-specific). 

   Mark

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