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Old 11-15-2004, 07:37 AM   #1
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strange question regarding symbolic links and apache

Is it possible to have some sort of dynamic symbolically linked directory?

Kind of a weird request, but here is my reasoning. I set up apache/php on the weekend, for a project that I am going to work on, on my home server. There are 2 people that are going to connect to this box to do development. There is a central cvs repository and then each person will have there own code base to work out of.

code base directory will be something like this: /home/user1/dev and /home/user2/dev

I was wondering if I could set up a linked directory under apache like the following /usr/local/httpd/codebase and link it to /home/<dynamic username>/dev.

Now I know I could just set up 2 instances of apache under each of our home directories... and I'm sure that's what I'll end up doing, but I was just wondering if something like this is even possible.

If the only solution would be to set up 2 instances of apache... can I just copy the binairies from /usr/local/httpd to some folder in the user's home folder and modify httpd.conf to accomodate those changes? Will it still recognize php or do I need to do some relinking on it's module as well?

Old 11-15-2004, 07:48 AM   #2
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In most cases, apache will read and follow symlinks.
Old 11-16-2004, 08:59 AM   #3
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How about the copying of binary files? Will apache work properly with it's php module if I copy the binary files to each users home folder?
Old 11-16-2004, 11:14 AM   #4
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Did you try the apache alias directive (httpd.conf) ?

Alias /codebase/ "/usr/local/httpd/codebase"

<Directory "/usr/local/httpd/codebase">
        Options Indexes FollowSymlinks MultiViews
        AllowOverride None
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all


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