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From Justin Erenkrantz <>
Subject Re: problem with mod_webapp
Date Fri, 29 Jun 2001 03:10:17 GMT
On Fri, Jun 29, 2001 at 03:49:15AM +0100, Pier P. Fumagalli wrote:
> I've checked out actually in detail what APR does for building itself, and a
> lot of resourceful information can be found also in build/, that
> gets generated by the APR configure script... I believe that using that an
> APRVAR we could keep the webapp configure script to a minimum, and work from
> what actually APR provides us...

APR's build process is a lot better since Roy cleaned it up.  So, it
might be good to rethink how you build webapp since those changes.  It
is really nice now.  (apr-util needs to be cleaned up, but it shouldn't
be that bad.)  Again, we don't get a lot of feedback from other projects
that use APR (I don't track subversion), so any improvements are
welcomed.  There might be gaps that we haven't thought of yet.

> I'm still pretty concerned by the extensive use of LibTool in APR, but I
> believe that actually tying up more closely the build process to the APR one
> wouldn't be so bad...

It saves us so much effort on configuring that libtool is really, really
worth it.  I think there are a few platforms where libtool isn't
supported, but I think there is aplibtool.c flying around that
mimics libtool for platforms that aren't supported.  Again, I think that
using APR from source just makes a lot more sense.  Don't make it harder
than it has to be.

> BTW, thanks Justyn for the number of hints you're posting today, it's
> finally nice to see someone giving some "technical" advices to the whole
> webapp stuff (I thought I was completely alone on this)... Keep doing it! :)

I'll try to keep posting where I think I might have something to say.
I was building mod_webapp a few days ago, so I ran into the same things
that Don was running into.  If I can help others, it's worth it.  =)
-- justin

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