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Re: Please stop apxs -a

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-07-18 01:16:09 CEST

Eric Gillespie wrote:

>Currently, mod_dav_svn is installed withi apxs -i -a. This causes
>the module to be activated in httpd.conf. Except i don't want that
>module loaded there. I have a separate httpd which runs only svn,
>and runs as a separate user. The primary httpd uses ProxyPass to
>make the svn repo appear as part of the main site.

Then why are you pointing configure at the primary httpd's apxs?

>People on the IRC channel claim this makes it easier to use. This
>kind of ease of use isn't. Ease of use like this always hurts
>people trying to do things other than the simple case, even though
>the simple case is already, well, simple.
>I was told to edit my local copy of Makefile.in not to use -a. I
>have done that, because i'll only have to do it once (in theory,
>as long as no one commits something conflicting to the Makefile.in)
>instead of everytime i update like i was doing. But this is not
>a good answer.

Write up a patch to let confugure accept a --disable-apxs-activation
flag, or something, that would strip the -a from the Makefile.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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Received on Thu Jul 18 01:16:37 2002

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