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Re: RFE: --disable-apache configure option

From: Michael Sweet <mike_at_easysw.com>
Date: 2004-08-17 19:48:46 CEST

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 optional
                           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-http-static (instead of --with-apache)
     --with-http-dynamic (instead of --with-apxs)

and add:


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?

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