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From Peter J Milanese <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Why do I need /var/www as DocumentRoot & www-data as www owner?
Date Tue, 02 Sep 2008 20:54:59 GMT

I am unaware of apache's influence on _any_ configuration layout, with the
possible exception of source compilation, which merely imitates what the
distributions do through layout files.

I agree that you are seeing way too much in this.

Debian does it its own way, all other distributions (ubuntu, rh, etc) do it
their way. Apache has little to do with how people use the opensource,
hence the term opensource. If you would like consistency, compile apache
yourself instead of using the packages. This is how many people achieve
consistency, especially with a high server count.


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