In the files distributed with mini_httpd, the sample conf file seems to have been overwritten with the sample conf.d file. The former is a traditional configuration file, while latter is used to pass command-line options to the init script. Ignoring the CVS headers, these files are the same for 1.19, although they were different for 1.17.
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I've fixed this problem in Portage. The fix should be appearing on an rsync mirror near you in about an hour. Could you please test this, and confirm that the fix is correct?
Closing old bug.
Ah, sorry about that. I can confirm that this is indeed fixed.