Michael Sweet wrote:
> Greg Hudson wrote:
>> On Mon, 2004-08-16 at 17:12, Michael Sweet wrote:
>>> I've just started testing 1.1.0rc2 and noticed that we still don't
>>> have a --disable-apache option
>> We do not have a feature called "apache"; thus, it makes no sense to
>> disable it. Configure options relating to building with or without
>> third-party packages should be with/without options.
>> You say we have an existing --without-apache option, but I don't see one
>> in our configure help output.
> Excerpts from the 1.1.0rc2 configure help:
> Do not enable mod_dav_svn in httpd.conf
> --with-apache=DIR Build static Apache module. DIR is the path
> to the
> top-level Apache source directory.
> --with-apxs[=FILE] Build shared Apache module. FILE is the
> pathname to the Apache apxs tool; defaults to
>> Note that Apache is the name of a foundation which happens to have, as
>> its most visible product, the Apache HTTP server. It may be that
>> --with-apxs is a bad option name, but --with-apache is also imprecise.
>> --with-httpd or --with-apache-httpd would be acceptable.
> I am about to create a patch for this; which would you like to see?
> I could change them to:
> --with-httpd-static (instead of --with-apache)
> --with-httpd-dynamic (instead of --with-apxs)
-1 on changing --with-apxs. "apxs" clearly and concisely describes the
function of the option. If it's too concise for some people, they can just
do "./configure --help" to find out what it is for.
+0 on changing --with-apache, but I'd like to suggest --with-apache-srcdir.
-1. Absolutely not. The opposite of a --with- option is --without-, and this
is standard across all autoconf-using projects.
Let's just add a note to use --without-apxs to the "apache is too old"
> Also, do you make any guarantees WRT configure options not changing?
> If so, I can mark the old --with options as deprecated in the help
> text and support both until 2.0?
I don't think we make any guarantees in this area (though we would obviously
try to minimize changes).
If we are only changing --with-apache -> --with-httpd-srcdir, then I imagine
that's not a widely used option, so we can probably get away with simply
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Received on Tue Aug 17 20:19:41 2004