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Bug#786657: apache2.4 in jessie/stable missing mod_imagemap

Forgive my ignorance, I'm not very familiar with the packaging structure for debian (beyond being a consumer) -- is Upstream from Apache?  (I just went and downloaded 2.4.12 from Apache's site and I see in configure that you have to pass a parameter to actually enable compiling for imagemap.  I assume this is what we're referring to?)

The site using these server-side maps probably has hundreds of them in use.  Converting them to user maps is going to be a significant chore.  While I can probably provide the guidance and suggestion to do so, I can't say that will be done in any short order, so for the interim yes the module is required.

On Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 4:37 AM, Jean-Michel Vourgère <nirgal@debian.org> wrote:
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On May 24th 2015, Steven Sumichrast wrote:
> In Wheezy 7.8 mod_imagemap was shipped with the apache2.2-bin package (
> https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/amd64/apache2.2-bin/filelist).  It
> appears that in the new stable system, apache2.4-bin is missing
> mod_imagemap (https://packages.debian.org/jessie/amd64/apache2-bin/filelist).
> I'm not aware of the module being renamed.
> Additionally the module is not available for install via a standalone
> package.


Upstream decided to disable this module by default.

The main argument, as far as I can tell, is that the client side image
maps have been added in HTML 2.0 (Netscape version 1.4, circa 1992) and
this is totally obsolete on the server side.

The module code is still available upstream, it was just disabled, and
it is theoretically possible to add it back in Debian. But isn't it best
to stick to upstream decisions?

Do you really need that module or was that just a configuration error on


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