On Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 04:23:47PM +0100, Lengyel Róbert wrote: > I don't know why was it necessary to change the configuration > file from httpd.conf to apache2.conf in the apache2 debian package. > > It annoys me very much. I wonder if there is a reason behind this. > Does anyone know it? httpd.conf is supported as well. The idea was that apache2.conf would be a tiny, minimal file that users never needed to change, while httpd.conf would remain for user customisations. This is because people would often customise some of the more ridiculous settings in httpd.conf, and then get annoyed when dpkg prompted them to ask what to do about it when it changed upstream. At least, speaking as the guy who made this change, that was my motivation.
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