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Re: apache2: clearing the air [please read]

On 11-Oct-2001 Richard Kettlewell wrote:
> Daniel Stone <daniel@sfarc.net> writes:
>> The virtual host layout is such:
>>      * /var/www/the.host.name/htdocs - document root for that host
>>      * /var/www/the.host.name/cgi-bin - CGI scripts for that host
>>      * /var/www/the.host.name/logs - logs for that host
> I think a superior approach (for any web server that Debian packages)
> would be to leave /var/www, /usr/lib/cgi-bin and so on as the default
> locations, and invent a new default location for non-default virtual
> servers.
> Ideally this would be the same across all Linux distributions (or even
> further afield, but that might be too much to hope for), rather than
> being a unilateral Debian invention.

Last I checked RH uses /home/httpd.  However they do actually install apache
using the same directory structure the upstream intends as the default.

I know many admins who use Debian for everything but the apache package because
of how we handle file placement.  As someone else has said, it would be nice if
we got this right so admins would not feel forced to recompile.  Perhaps we
should ask our users?

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