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Apache 2 Configuration file management utilities

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Apache 2 configuration file management a la debian


Having recently started movign away from Ubuntu I found that their way of managing apache configuration files still made sense, so I wrote this small bit of python to allow me to have a2ensite and a2dissite available on a FreeBSD system.


The basic theory is to have a sites-available directory where you create the configuration files. When you want to actually use the configurations you enable them by creating a symlink from the sites-available directory to the sites-enabled directory. When you have finished using the configuration file, you simply remove the symlink. It makes things a lot easier and using these 2 small scripts make things even simpler.


When you first install Apache on FreeBSD there are no sites-available or sites-enabled directories and the default configuration lacks the required directive, so either create the directories manually and then edit the httpd.conf file, or run

$ sudo a2ensite --setup

After creating a configuration file, e.g. blah.conf, you can enable it by

$ sudo a2ensite blah

When finished with the configuration file, e.g. blah.conf, simply run

$ sudo a2dissite blah

If you can't remember the filename simply run with no name (or use the --list command) and a list will be displayed.

$ a2ensite --list

*** You are not running with root privileges, so changes may not be possible.

apache24 installation in /usr/local/etc/apache24

  Configuration File                       Enabled?
  ======================================== ==========
  000-default.conf                         True
  svn.conf                                 False


  • More than one file can specified at once.
  • Matches are done using fnmatch so standard wildcards are available.

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