On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:

> Derick Rethans wrote:
> >
> > I would go for optionally on, I really dont want to build both
> > the apache module (p.e.) AND the CGi at the same time.
> > For QA testing this is fine, but not for production servers.
> Well, it really beats the alternative, which is to compile everything
> twice

    No.  The alternative is to pass --enable-cgi on the command-line.

> ... what's wrong with having a PHP cgi sitting around on a
> production server by the way?  It's very handy when trying to debug
> stuff, and doesn't intrude on any normal processes either.

    If the administrator installs it unknowingly, the CGI might
    get installed with inproper permissions which lead to
    potential security problems.  I respect the wishes of the QA
    team, but please don't force your will upon all PHP users in
    exchange for a bit of convenience.

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