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    Apache2 General Availability Release
    Contributed by thom on Saturday, April 06 @ 09:53:08 BST

    As also mentioned in this weeks Debian Weekly News, apache2 packages have been available at
    for some time. However, the Apache HTTP Project has now released the first General Availability release of Apache2, 2.0.35, and packages for this are now available.

    These packages are crying out for heavy and thorough testing; the Apache HTTP Project recommend 2.0 as their best product, even over 1.3 - it's suitable for production.
    See also The Apache HTTP Project homepage for more details.

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    Re: Apache2 General Availability Release (Score: 1)
    by DanielS on Saturday, April 06 @ 14:36:01 BST
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    Congrats Thom. 🙂

    I first typed dh_make on the 4th of July 2001, and since then it's seen 17 new upstream releases, two of which were betas, a GA and a maintainer handover. The first DP story about it was on the 11th of August last year, and there've been well over a thousand lines of changelog. Thom's also done an excellent job hacking together (and off) upstream patches. No small feat!

    This also, through vhost-base, introduces some revolutionary new stuff for Debian, including the ability to manage vhosts well; previously Debian didn't natively deal with them at all.

    Three cheers for the Englishman, even if he does bring his own weather with him!

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    Re: Apache2 General Availability Release (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, April 06 @ 15:13:59 BST

    I'd like to know more about vhosts-base

    Will this system be used for apache 1.3 too? What about all the mta's out there - how will they support this system?

    Is there some kind of semi-consensus on the location of the files, will it fit in with the FHS, or is it just a wrapper that allows the sysadmin to customize the locations for every vhost.

    I'm considering using it since I had a drive failure last week on my web/mailserver, and even though I have backups for all the data, I don't have a backup of my custom vhost-administration scripts. I'm lazy, and if I can use "the debian way" of doing vhosts, I would jump at that, rather than to create scripts myself (which would only really work on my system)

    By the way: the vhost directories where in /home/vhosts in my previous setup. I don't think /var is the best place for it, but feel free to convince me otherwise.(I believe home is the right place, because you most often also need to create users to accompany your vhost)


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    Re: Apache2 General Availability Release (Score: 1)
    by asjo on Saturday, April 06 @ 15:57:14 BST
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    > the Apache HTTP Project recommend 2.0 as their

    > best product, even over 1.3

    Where do they do that? On it says:

    "Apache 1.3.24 is the best version of Apache currently available"



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    Mailing list / bug reports? (Score: 1)
    by Hackel on Sunday, April 07 @ 01:35:35 BST
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    Is there a mailing list setup for Apache 2 on Debian? Where should bug reports be sent?

    I just tried to install it on sid (replacing 1.3.x), and ran into some trouble. I ran "addhost hostname" and I believe all it created were two files in /etc/apache2/sites-available, namely "hostname-" and "hostname-443" (yes, the first ends as just a hyphen). Nothing in /var/www was changed, so when I try to start it, I get "DocumentRoot [/var/www/hostname/htdocs-] does not exist" I assume this is really supposed to be htdocs-80. I'm assuming I can manually change this configuration to get it to work, so I just wanted to document this problem... Also, when I ran addhost, I got the following before the dialogs came up:

    # addhost

    Creating new virtual host:

    Type(s) of virtual hosting: all.

    Apps for type all: .

    Argument "" isn't numeric in numeric eq (==) at /etc/vhosts/add.d/apache2 line 12, line 1.

    Use of uninitialized value in numeric eq (==) at /etc/vhosts/add.d/apache2 line 12, line 1.

    Use of uninitialized value in substitution (s///) at /etc/vhosts/add.d/apache2 line 12, line 1.

    Use of uninitialized value in substitution (s///) at /etc/vhosts/add.d/apache2 line 19, line 23.

    I'm sure there's a more appropriate place to be posting this, so please let me know where that is!



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    PHP with Apache2? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 10 @ 04:43:34 BST

    Any idea on the status of PHP with 2.0?

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