[blfs-dev] Upcoming BLFS-7.5 release

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Mon Mar 3 14:45:48 PST 2014

On 03/03/2014 11:22 PM, Pierre Labastie wrote:
> The full switch --with-apache-libexecdir=$(/usr/bin/apxs -q libexecdir) is not
> very good, because it runs apxs unconditionally, even if apache is not
> installed. Since apxs is part of apache, it throws a warning (IIRC again) when
> apache is not there. Since the behavior is the same without the =$(...)
> part, I do not see a reason for having it. Now removing the switch completely
> is not wrong either.

I disagree. libexecdir is for "executables" that shouldn't be run by
user. Apache modules are not "executables" there are rather DSO's.
Another reason is that all modules are in /usr/lib/httpd/modules, so
that would be a non-standard location.

As a side note, I believe that svn instructions should also contain
instructions to use those modules for setting up svn over http:// but
that's not very important.

Note: My last name is not Krejzi.

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