Idea: Apache configuration snippets

Adam Williamson adamwill at fedoraproject.org
Sun Feb 22 17:45:38 UTC 2015


On Sun, 2015-02-22 at 18:28 +0100, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 22.02.2015 um 18:17 schrieb Adam Williamson:
> > On Sat, 2015-02-21 at 22:21 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > > 
> > > would it make sense to provide these in some common package as 
> > > 'snippets' that could be included into configuration files? Then 
> > > we could have something like:
> > > 
> > > <Directory /usr/share/owncloud/>
> > >      Include auth-local.inc
> > > </Directory>
> > > 
> > > instead of schlepping the boilerplate around. And if we have any 
> > > more 2.2/2.4 situations in future we can handle them by changing 
> > > just a handful of files. And whenever EL 6 finally dies, we can 
> > > drop the 2.2 bits easily.
> > 
> > In fact, if we put the snippets in the Apache package or some 
> > package which is tied to Apache versioning, we can drop all the 
> > <IfModule> stuff - Apache 2.2 packages would carry snippets that 
> > use Allow/Deny, Apache 2.4 packages would carry snippets that use 
> > Require. Packaged web apps can just include the appropriate 
> > snippet and not worry
> 
> with --enable-mods-static="version" that stuff could be way easier 
> and clearer including minor versions in case of changes sometimes 
> happening in the same major release (new TLS specific options as 
> example)
> 
> the only reason why you can't write things like below is that you 
> need to wrap a <IfModule mod_version.c> around which defeats the 
> whole purpose
> 
> <IfVersion < 2.4>
>   Order deny,allow
>   Deny from all
> </IfVersion>
> <IfVersion >= 2.4>
>   Require all denied
> </IfVersion>

That seems kind of a separate issue to my idea, as with my idea we 
wouldn't *need* per-app config files to include this particular 
version-dependent stuff any more. But it sounds like it might be 
useful for other cases, sure. Could you perhaps start a new thread for 
that to avoid confusing this one?
-- 
Adam Williamson
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