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guide to externalizing instance config?

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Apr '19 15:19    Post subject: guide to externalizing instance config? Reply with quote

I'm looking for a clean way of separating an instance configuration, so I can keep my setup separate from the actual application. I'm looking for a guide or some guidance on the things I need to do to achieve that. For example, I know I can specify the base httpd.conf file with a -f switch. And it looks like I can specify the instance using the ServerRoot directive. Or, maybe it doesn't work that way, since that sets where the modules are loaded from. Any suggestions?
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James Blond

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Apr '19 15:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could define the needed values in different file and include that

Define SRVROOT "/Users/james/Apache24"

Include path/to/define_file.conf
ServerRoot "${SRVROOT}"

I also include a file where I define the loading the modules.


Include conf/modules.conf


   #LoadModule access_compat_module modules/mod_access_compat.so
LoadModule actions_module modules/mod_actions.so
LoadModule alias_module modules/mod_alias.so
   #LoadModule allowmethods_module modules/mod_allowmethods.so
   #LoadModule asis_module modules/mod_asis.so
LoadModule auth_basic_module modules/mod_auth_basic.so
   #LoadModule auth_digest_module modules/mod_auth_digest.so
   #LoadModule authn_anon_module modules/mod_authn_anon.so
LoadModule authn_core_module modules/mod_authn_core.so
# .... etc etc
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