Re: Bug#6619: apache default paths
Johnie Ingram writes:
> Brian> the default paths compiled into the debian version of apache
> Brian> are different from the default paths in the current apache
> Brian> source.
> As far as I can tell, this is normal for packages like Apache which
> have default locations which do not comply with the FSSTD.
Ah. FSSTD. Now I understand. Of course, you must stick to that.
> To be honest it never occurred to me that a Debian administrator might
> expect the files to be somewhere other than /etc/apache
what happened was this: we have an apache based web-site that I have
installed on many different commercial unices and many different
versions of apache. Never had any problems, but everything in the
config files implicitly assumed the apache defaults.
when I tried to put it on a Debian system for the first time it failed
strangely. Took me a while to figure out that the debian-apache
defaults were different from usual.
I think it will be fine if the changes are documented clearly.
I did look at the manpage and saw the FILES section, but I assumed
(wrongly) that the different paths would be chosen by 'apache -f
/etc/apache/httpd.conf' in /etc/rc.d. It wasn't obvious that they were
hardwired. Mentioning that explicitly on the manpage would be the best
place for people porting stuff to a debian system for the first time.
thanks for the explanation about FSSTND.
p.s. the debian server is now running great.
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