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From "Chris Taylor" <ch...@x-bb.org>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Program Execution during Apache Startup
Date Thu, 19 Dec 2002 00:59:25 GMT
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Maybe a new Apache module would be easiest? mod_execute or something?

Have it read certain tasks from a database per VH....... I don't know
if this is possible (are there hooks for startup/shutdown in Apache?)
but it would be quite cool to see it done :)

HTH.

Chris Taylor - chris@x-bb.org - The guy with the PS2 WebServer -
http://www.x-bb.org/chris.asc

- ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hans Zaunere" <hans@nyphp.org>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 11:33 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Program Execution during Apache Startup


> 
> Hi Gary,
> 
> --- Gary Turner <kk5st@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Hans Zaunere wrote:
> > 
> > >
> > >Hello,
> > >
> > >Is there a way in either 1.3.x or 2.0.x to have a program run
> > >when Apache starts, or even stops?  I have some external
> > >software that I need to init (and possibly shutdown) with
> > >Apache.
> > >
> > >I know that I could hardcode something into bin/apachectl but
> > >I'd much 
> > rather
> > >have it setable in httpd.conf (and even per virtual host, if
> > >possible).  
> > The
> > >closest directive I've been able to find is LoadFile, but this
> > >doesn't 
> > look
> > >to be exactly what I need.
> > >
> > >Ideally, I'd like to be able to run an external shell script (or
> > >even 
> > binary
> > >if need be) on Apache startup (shutdown would be nice, but not
> > >nessecary). 
> > 
> > Just for the sake of starting the conversation,
> 
> Thank you :)
> 
> > couldn't you wrap this in a script? eg.:
> > 
> > dosomething && dosomethingelse && apachectl
> 
> Yeah, I could, but I'd like a easier to maintain and centralized
> configuration set.  I'm working on building an "application server"
> and need to run some external programs, specific to a virtual host.
>  If all else fails, then yes, I'd write a wrapper script to make
> the external calls, and then start apache, but I'd like to avoid
> that if possible.
> 
> Thank you,
> 
> 
> 
> =====
> Hans Zaunere
> New York PHP
> http://nyphp.org
> hans@nyphp.org
> 
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