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Reply to topic   Topic: How to get path to a config file from the config file itself

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Dec '20 17:44    Post subject: How to get path to a config file from the config file itself Reply with quote

Currently, we have to define absolute path to the ServerRoot.

Define SRVROOT "c:/Apps/Web/Apache64php80"
ServerRoot "${SRVROOT}"

It might be not convenient. Is there a way to define this path relative to the current httpd.conf or relative to the httpd.exe?

I wish it were something like this:
Define SRVROOT "${HTTPD_PATH}/../.."
ServerRoot "${SRVROOT}"
ServerRoot "${SRVROOT}"

Can it be done somehow?
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Posts: 282
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon 21 Dec '20 23:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not aware of any built-in system variables that would let you do this.

However, you could do something like this in the configuration file to set ServerRoot at start up.

# Define SRVROOT if APACHE_ROOT defined.

# Default SRVROOT if APACHE_ROOT not defined.
  Define SRVROOT C:/Apache24

ServerRoot "${SRVROOT}"

Then define an environment variable with the desired server root directory, and get Apache to pick that up using the -D option at start up, e.g.

set APACHE_ROOT=C:/Apps/Web/Apache64php80
httpd -t -D APACHE_ROOT

To pass this environment variable to an Apache service instance, you'd need to create the following type of registry entry for the service, viz:
    Key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Apache2.4
    Value Name: Environment
    Type: REG_MULTI_SZ
    Data: APACHE_ROOT=C:/Apps/Web/Apache64php80
and add " -D APACHE_ROOT" to the service ImagePath entry.

You could pass additional environment variables conditionally to the Apache configuration using a similar technique.

Last edited by tangent on Wed 13 Jan '21 16:11; edited 1 time in total
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James Blond

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Posts: 7256
Location: Germany, Next to Hamburg

PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec '20 0:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Additional to tangent post

Use httpd -S it will show the current variables.
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