Bug 73534 - please simplify httpd command line
please simplify httpd command line
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-09-05 16:13 EDT by Jamie Zawinski
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Description Jamie Zawinski 2002-09-05 16:13:35 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1b) Gecko/20020820

The "httpd" processes are launched with many -D options.  Can't you arrange for
that stuff to come from config files instead of being on the command line?

The current situation is annoying, because when I do this:

    ps auxww | grep X

I get three pages of hits, because so many words (and every capital letter!) are
present on the httpd command lines.  Not to mention that the command lines are
each ~600 characters (~8 screen lines) long.

(I don't know if this is a Red Hat issue or an Apache issue, but I can't find
any bug reporting mechanism on apache.org, so I'm reporting it here.  Please
pass it along if you deny responsibility.)
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2002-09-11 15:59:11 EDT
This is indeed a packaging issue rather than an Apache issue, and it is fixed in
the Apache 2.0 packages included in recent Red Hat Linux beta releases, where
Apache is executed simply as /usr/sbin/httpd.

The changes are rather fundamental to how we package Apache and Apache modules,
so it's not simple to back-port this to the 1.3 packages.

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