FreeBSD Port: frontpage-18.104.22.16823_1
jrhett at meer.net
Fri Apr 22 11:46:03 PDT 2005
Sorry for the very late reply, been busy...
On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 04:53:09PM -0600, Scot Hetzel wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 12:33:43 -0800, Joe Rhett <jrhett at meer.net> wrote:
> > Why rename the port? You've fixed the main frontpage port to use the
> > rtr-supplied binaries. Why is mod_frontpage being renamed instead of
> > reused?
> The www/mod_frontpage port wasn't renamed, as it still exists. This
> port uses sources from "Improved mod_frontpage" which was an attempt
> to replace having to use a patched Apache server (i.e. the old
> www/apache-fp port).
> With the recent versions of the RTR FrontPage Extensions, no patching
> the Apache server was required to use their mod_frontpage module.
> Because the new "RTR mod_frontpage" version (www/mod_frontpage*-rtr)
> is not compatible with the old "Improved mod_frontpage" version
Um, works fine for me after using the patches I submitted! And it has
significant security improvements over your version here.
> I did add some features from the Improved mod_frontpage:
> - Allow/Disallow Client to publish with FrontPage Extensions
> - Allow/Disallow Administration of web site with FrontPage Extensions
> But I used 2 options (FrontPage [on,off] / FrontPageAdmin [on,off])
> instead of 4 options (FrontPageEnable,FrontPageDisable /
> The RTR mod_frontpage module doesn't disable the FrontPage Extensions
> (unless the port is compiled with WITH_DISABLED). The Improved
> mod_frontpage defaults to disabling the FrontPage Extensions, until
> FrontPageEnable and/or FrontPageAdminEnable are added to the
> httpd.conf file.
> www/mod_frontpage*-rtr can be made compatible with Improved
> mod_frontpage when WITH_MODFP_COMPAT and WITH_DISABLED are used to
> build the port.
So clarify for me again why this is better?
It seems that adding the submitted patches (4 months old now?) to the
improved mod_frontpage would be better than trying to back-hack these
things into the rtr version of the module. Improved mod_frontpage has
other significant significant security enhancements as well.
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