I wish this is true but unfortunately, it is not and this is getting really, really irritating, to say the leastOnce the changes have been distilled, they will be saved for later conf rebuilds.
Just an example : I want to disable the directory indexing server wide (why is apache no longer taking the access.conf into consideration, btw ???), so :
1) I change "Options All" to "Options -Indexes" in httpd.conf.
2) I run the distiller.
3) /var/cpanel/conf/apache/main does reflect the change.
According to what Todd said, you would think that EA3 will use /var/cpanel/conf/apache/main for the next rebuild ? You're wrong. Even when recompiling with the previous build, /var/cpanel/conf/apache/main gets reset and the changes are lost.
Now, is there any way to keep these changes so we don't have to redo all the work after each new compilation ???
PS : I'm running WHM 11.11.0 cPanel 11.15.0-C17853