installing apache in ~ of a normal user
I am building apache2.2 from source, would installing in /home/USER_NAME, be a bad idea?
Although that wouldn't be "bad" per se, as UNIX can be quite flexible, there's a few things you'll want to keep in mind;
1) In order to run a webserver on a port under 1024, the user in question is going to need some extra rights.
Typically this is handled by a startup script (in /etc/init.d or /etc/rc.d), which calls httpd as root, then spawns child-processes using a different account. This is called "Privledge separation".
3) If this is going to be any type of "standard" for your systems (rather than just a one-shot experiment), then you may want to avoid just dropping things into a user's home directory.
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