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Re: Proposal: Make --with-program-name *NOT* rename httpd.conf, but *DO* rename httpd.pid

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2005-02-20 16:56:52 CET

Max Bowsher wrote:
> Proposal: Make --with-program-name *NOT* rename httpd.conf, but *DO*
> rename httpd.pid
> Since apache installs many config files, these config files are never
> placed directly into /etc, since that would be too messy. Rather they go
> into a specific subdirectory. Therefore, renaming httpd.conf does not
> serve to avoid conflicts with other apache installations, since the rest
> of the subdirectory would still conflict. It just makes it less obvious
> exactly what the file is.
> However, PidFiles usually do get placed in one system-global directory,
> so if the program name was changed to avoid conflicts, it is likely that
> the pid file will need to be changed as well. Therefore I think the
> pidfile default name should be <programname>.pid, not httpd.pid.
> Does this seem sensible?

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