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From: Stuart Herbert <stuart@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Poll: Where should web applications be installed?
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 14:14:38
1 Hi everyone,
3 I'm just doing a quick poll to get some feedback for an ebuild I'm working on.
5 Where do you think web applications should be installed?
7 1) $(HTDOCS)/<app-name>/
8 2) /usr/webapps/<app-name>/
9 3) a/n/other/?
11 I don't think that ebuilds should be installing applications under the HTDOCS
12 root. For a start, as we add more web servers, working out where HTDOCS is
13 could prove impossible (especially if you run two or more web servers
14 simultaneously!) There's also the problem that having the app installed
15 under HTDOCS isn't very friendly to boxes hosting multiple sites.
17 I'd prefer having ebuilds put applications under a central location, and I'm
18 proposing that we use /usr/webapps for this (unless someone has a better
19 suggestion). Then, it's just a simple alias directive to make an app
20 available under Apache.
22 While I'm at it, I'm proposing that we create a new set of 'web-XXX' groups
23 for holding web applications. For example, wiki engines would go under
24 'web-wiki', bulletin boards under 'web-forums', and so on. This'd make it
25 much easier for users to find these packages.
27 Feedback urgently sought.
29 Best regards,
30 Stu
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Poll: Where should web applications be installed? Max Kalika <max@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Poll: Where should web applications be installed? (Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas)