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Re: [PATCH] disable mod-activation by default

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 19:29:30 +0200

On Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 03:39:55PM +0200, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> I find myself frowning upon the fact that Subversion's build system
> is trying to modify files in the /etc directory by default.
> It is nice when it works and users expect it, but it is not so nice
> when it does not work, or when it works but the user isn't expecting it.
> So I think we should have users explicitly ask for files in /etc
> to be modified.
> Since most people use binary packages these days and rarely build from
> source, this change will not affect many of our users. Most packagers
> already pass --disable-mod-activation and provide OS-specific means of
> configuring Apache to work with Subversion.
> Also, this does not break existing setups which already pass
> --disable-mod-activation.
> Any objections?

I haven't heard any objections, but got encouraging comments from
danielsh and jeremyw, so I've committed this change in r961437.

Received on 2010-07-07 19:30:14 CEST

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