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Bug#739950: apache2: Reduce downtime on package upgrade

Package: apache2
Version: 2.2.22-13+deb7u1
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

When Apache is upgraded I see more downtime then needed.

At the start of a package upgrade the Apache daemon is stopped.
... Work is done on other packages ... e.g. rebuilding kernel stuff
... Apache configure/post install scripts fire
... Apache is started again.

When a kernel upgrade is done at the same time this downtime can easily
last more then a minute.

Is there a way for Apache to pull stopping and starting closer together?

I've experimented by adding 'return 0' to apache_wait_stop() in
/etc/init.d/apache2. And restarting Apache by hand afterwards. Which
seems to upgrade just fine.

Bind is an example of a service that is only restarted at the end of an

It's not a huge issue, but it would make such updates less intrusive.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash


Met vriendelijke groet / Regards,

Herman van Rink
Initfour websolutions

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