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From Eric Brunson <brun...@brunson.com>
Subject Re: Apache log messages
Date Sun, 10 Dec 2006 23:06:11 GMT
Jorey Bump wrote:
> Eric: I've CC'd the list with this response in case it proves helpful
> to other FreeBSD users. I hope you don't mind.
>
> Eric Brunson wrote:
>> Jorey Bump wrote:
>>
>>> Are you loading the module twice? 
>>
>> Good point, I just checked to make sure it wasn't loading twice, and it
>> is a problem on FreeBSD.  The default install procedure (or maybe it's
>> just the way I do things, but anyway) puts a python specific boot script
>> in /usr/local/etc/apache/Include/python.conf, but the freebsd packages
>> edit the LoadModule directives directly into the httpd.conf.  So if you
>> install from source, then try to install a ports package later, you end
>> up loading the module twice.
>
> I hate it when a module source distribution presumes that it can edit
> httpd.conf or insert itself in the loading process automatically. I
> understand the desire to be helpful, but I like to control this
> myself. PHP does this, so I must backup httpd.conf and restore it
> afterwards.
>
> AFAIK, mod_python doesn't do this, but I only use it on Linux. Does
> the install procedure insert the module for other platforms? We should
> avoid this.

The edits are done by the FreeBSD ports package when you install their
binary build of mod_python, not the mod_python installation itself.

>
> FWIW, I like to control all local customizations in a local.conf file
> included at the end of httpd.conf, where I selectively include
> additional configuration files in the order I want. A similar approach
> has been adopted in the default Apache 2.2 installation, and I've been
> doing it since 1.3. As it's difficult to predict the scheme used by an
> administrator, we should make it a point not to interfere. Of course,
> package maintainers will be forced to support any 'enhancements'
> developed for the target distribution.
>


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