My OS is Debian Squeeze. I had built Apache from source. After I had done the "configure,make,make install" process, I could see that the group permissions of installation directory of Apache( /usr/local/apache2 being my installation directory of Apache) being set to the existing system group named "staff".
I wish to know what purpose this is set to the group staff and what does this staff group do. From the following link, I see that I can change the group permissions to root.
If I follow as per what the following link says ( changing group ownerships to root user ), would this affect the Apache functionality?