[CentOS] Building and packaging httpd

Fri Jan 10 16:57:19 UTC 2020
Benson Muite <benson_muite at emailplus.org>

On 1/10/20 6:34 PM, Jonathan Billings wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 06:18:07PM +0300, Benson Muite wrote:
>> Am rebuilding httpd from scratch to enable http2 and minimize extra modules
>> on Cent Os 8. Am having trouble understanding the spec file [0] and systemd
>> initialization [1][2][3] (these are very similar to those extracted from
>> [4]). Why are 3 scripts needed to start the service and why is a pid setting
>> not needed as used in the httpd.service file at [5]?
> The httpd-init.service handles some ssl cert generation on the first
> time a system runs, so httpd doesn't just die because there were
> missing SSL certs.  They're self-signed.  The httpd.socket unit lets
> you have systemd listen on port 80 and only start httpd if someone
> connects.  THat's not a standard use, though.
> The httpd.service in the Fedora/CentOS systemd service unit uses
> Type=notify instead of Type=forking.  While it's possible for systemd
> to keep track of all the subprocesses of a forking daemon, its
> difficult to determine if the service is "started".  It uses the Pid
> file for that.
> With Type=notify, the daemon will send a notification back to systemd
> via sd_notify() when it is up, which makes it easier for systemd to
> know when a service has started, and start any dependencies or
> established that a target has been reached.  You need a service that
> supports Type=notify, which httpd does.

Thanks. Seems like need to use development version [0] or use patch [1]