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Re: RFE: --disable-apache configure option

From: Michael Sweet <mike_at_easysw.com>
Date: 2004-08-17 21:41:23 CEST

Max Bowsher wrote:
> ...
>> --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.

Then how about changing the failure message from:

     checking httpd version... configure: error: apache too old: mmn
     must be at least 20020903

to:

     checking httpd version... configure: error: apache too old: mmn
     must be at least 20020903, use --without-apxs to disable

so that it is clear which configure option controls the test.
(there is a similar message for the --with-apache option)

> +0 on changing --with-apache, but I'd like to suggest --with-apache-srcdir.
>
>
>> --disable-httpd
>
>
> -1. Absolutely not. The opposite of a --with- option is --without-, and this
> is standard across all autoconf-using projects.

Except that in this case there are multiple --with options, so it
is also "standard" to provide enable/disable options to disable a
feature class, e.g. both the static and dynamic Apache modules in
this case, so that you don't need to specify every --without under
the sun.

> Let's just add a note to use --without-apxs to the "apache is too old"
> error.

That will work for me; it seems like --without-apxs bypasses all of
the Apache stuff and allows me to build, so that solution works for
me.

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Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Printing Software for UNIX                       http://www.easysw.com
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