[arch-dev-public] cleaned-up apache package

Grigorios Bouzakis grbzks at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 08:47:03 EDT 2008

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 02:38:41PM +0200, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Hi,
> I commited a new apache to [testing]. I have removed the custom configs and 
> index.html. Instead I just provide the upstream defaults. /home/httpd was 
> removed, too. Instead error pages and images for dirlistings etc. are 
> installed to /usr/share/httpd which seem more sane to me.
> The were many discussions about the default document root. Of course /srv/www 
> would be better than /home/httpd, but in the end I think it's the Arch way 
> not to force user to either one of those. So let the user decide where to put 
> their websites. 
> As a result architecture-independent web packages should install 
> to /usr/share. Users have to symlink or set aliases to their documentroot; 
> whereever it is.
> For now I kept the use of the user and group "nobody" for the webserver. But I 
> am not sure if that is the best way. Even apache's documentation advices us 
> to create dedicated users and groups. What do you think about introducing a 
> http user for this? (We allready have mail and ftp users for this)
> What do you think about this? If you think this will break anything, please 
> let me know, too. I don't really use apache that much.

Does the new package solve any of these?



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