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From "Darren Spruell" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] os that uses default apache file structure?
Date Sun, 21 Jan 2007 17:13:52 GMT
On 1/21/07, Peter Michaux <> wrote:
> Hi
> Is there an operating system that uses the apache default file
> structure? I'm using debian and it does not.

If you're referring to an apache package for a platform that maintains
it per the default were you to install from source, FreeBSD comes the
closest for what I've seen.

While Debian's build does leave you scratching your head for a while,
once you sort it out it's usable (see the README file in their
configuration directory.)

*Most* platforms don't preserve the same directory structure as the
source build. Most of them are intuitive though once you learn where
things have been shuffled around. It's common to move various parts of
an application around to get it to conform with the rest of the system
because maintenance can actually be easier that way (e.g. data and
logs in /var/, configs in /etc/, binaries in a bin/ or sbin/
directory, etc.)

For a given package you should be able to list out the files from the
package and see where things have been put; e.g. dpkg -L on
Debian/Ubuntu, rpm -ql on RH/Fedora, pkg_info -L on OpenBSD, and so


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