FreeBSD Port: apache-2.2.4_2

Bruce Wilson brucetwilson at
Tue Apr 24 00:20:49 UTC 2007

Hi, Clement.

I was wondering if you can point me to documentation about the 
"profiles" feature of apache. I've looked around the docs at, put Google to work for me, and asked on a 
couple of lists, but it appears this is kind of a secret feature, and 
maybe unique to the FreeBSD port.

I've figured out enough to see that adding

apache22_profiles="profile1 profile2"

to /etc/rc.conf will start the process, and I suppose I could 
brute-force my way through figuring out how it should work, but I hoped 
you could point me to some kind of documentation on the feature, perhaps 
with some examples of how it was intended to be used.

Specifically, I'm thinking this feature may make it easier for me to run 
two copies of apache: one hosting Bugzilla sites, another with WebDAV 
enabled for Subversion, using different users with mutually exclusive 
permissions. (The O'Reilly "Apache Cookbook" suggests running separate 
instances is a really good idea with DAV involved.)

Thanks for any pointers you can give me.


Bruce Wilson <brucetwilson at>
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