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Re: Proposal: Rename ./configure --with-apache to --with-static-apache

From: Bruce Elrick <bruce_at_elrick.ca>
Date: 2005-10-06 23:19:48 CEST

Michael Sweet wrote:

> Julian Foad wrote:
>> ...
>>> How about just displaying a warning message at the end of the
>>> configure output, like you already do when there isn't a local
>>> copy of Berkeley DB installed?
>>> That way, if someone configured with --with-apache and didn't
>>> realize that they really wanted --with-apxs, they'll see something
>>> like:
>>> Warning: You used --with-apache, which is normally only used
>>> for statically compiling Subversion into Apache.
>>> Use the --with-apxs option to build a dynamically
>>> loadable Apache module.
>>> Thoughts?
>> Print the warning just because I used an unusual option? Yuck. No.
>> Software that prints a warning about what I requested just because
>> some other people mis-use it makes me angry.
> I'd like to see what happens when someone cuts your off in traffic...
> Seriously, the focus of this change seems to be around clarifying
> the difference between --with-apache and --with-apxs, apparently
> because some people, even experts, get confused about this the first
> time they build Subversion (I fell into that category the first time
> I built Subversion, BTW...)
Perhaps --with-apxs should be --with-apxs-apache and --with-apache
should be --with-static-apache, then the two appear as a choice.

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