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tweaking install so mod_dav_svn not copied

From: N. Thomas <nthomas_at_cise.ufl.edu>
Date: 2002-12-18 22:38:08 CET

* Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> [2002-12-17 12:39:53 -0600]:
> Seth Landsman <seth@boondock.cs.brandeis.edu> writes:
> > However, I do not think the INSTALL document mentions the
> > LoadModule.
> Regardless, it should be mentioned in INSTALL anyway. I'll fix that.

While this topic is still fresh, I was wondering how difficult/easy it
would be to tweak the install scripts to prohibit Subversion from
installing mod_dav_svn.so into the Apache directory itself.

Perhaps I am alone in feeling this way, but I don't believe that when a
program installs, it should ever touch other programs -- without
explicit permission.

The reason this is an issue is that after programs are compiled, I
usually wrap it in the native OS's packaging format (deb, rpm, Depot,
etc.) and I was surprised the first time I saw subversion coping the dav
module into the apache2 directory.


N. Thomas
Etiamsi occiderit me, in ipso sperabo
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