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

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-02-20 17:00:34 CET

Garrett Rooney wrote:
> 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?
>
> Did you mean to send that to the httpd dev list?

Ooops. *embarrassed*.

Max.

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