Re: customizing debian apache
* firstname.lastname@example.org [2001.11.06 22:50]:
> <quote who="Cameron Moore">
> > Has anyone managed to customize (as in "use your own Layout on") an
> > apache build from .deb source? I can't stand the debian Layout and want
> > to customize it (or even use an existing layout that comes with apache).
> > The problem is that all of the build scripts and whatnot assume you use
> > the Debian layout.
> Define "layout"?
# Debian GNU policy conforming path layout.
> If it's just a matter of "where served files are on the filesystem" you can
> do that very easily post-install.
Possibly, but that's not what I want to do. If you want suEXEC, you
have to know the paths at compile-time. It would be *much* easier to be
able to define an alternative layout and have the deb package build
> I'm surprised you'd have any issues with the apache packages - they are one
> of the most well put together and administrator-friendly sets of packages
> I've ever seen.
> Please point out specific issues.
> - Jeff
Look in the the debian dir of the src deb. The rules, post*, pre*, and
apacheconfig files are all hardcoded to assuming the Debian Layout.
That's all fine and good, but it restricts customization. I'm not sure
how foobarred everything would get if a package that depends on apache
being in a certain spot, either. Guess I need to contact the
I mainly want to know if anyone has done this before. If not, I'll dig
through it myself and see what happens. ;-) Thanks