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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Locked Apache configuration file
Date Sat, 20 Mar 2010 18:18:08 GMT
On 3/20/2010 1:02 PM, Daniel Reinhardt wrote:
> Why not install Apache and other web serving stuff into a non-protected
> directory like c:\usr\local\apache

My c:\usr is quite locked down, thank you very much :)

> You can customize your installation locations.

We already enable that in the MSI installer.

> C:\Program Files is protected by the OS.

C:\ Root is protected by the OS as well.

The point isn't to run it as a unix app on windows, but to be a first class
citizen.  To do that, it's all about respecting conventions.

It appears that convention is now C:\ProgramData\Vendor\Application\

The idea moving fowards is there is only one copy of the program, by
default in the usual location, but the ability to install a skeleton
of a service (conf, logs, htdocs) anywhere, usually ProgramData as the
global/system server, but optionally a private-for-one-user flavor in
their own \Users\[username]\AppData\Local [or Roaming?]
profile, if they like.  Still working this through.

Making win32 more unix-like doesn't help win32 folks become acquainted with
Apache, very much.  But if you like to install everything under c:\opt\httpd
you are welcome to do that, instead :)

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