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Bug#626820: busybox httpd is crippled: no cgi, no auth-md5, no encode url string

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 05:15, Hartmut Goebel
<h.goebel@goebel-consult.de> wrote:
>> What is the usage of those features? As Debian being a generic
>> distribution we try to keep busybox features as minimal as possible
>> but supporting general usage needs inside of the distribution itself.
>> Could you elaborate a bit what is your planned usage of it
> For asking the crypto password from within linuxrc, I need a minimal web
> server which is able to run cgi scripts. The cgi script will "unlock" the
> crypted root partition (using cryptsetup luksOpen) and the system can
> continue booting.
> Since the initrd should be kept small and busybox is already in initrc (for
> running the linuxrc script), using the busybox http is obvious. But that for
> it needs to support cgi and encoding/decoding.

Is it something going to be put onto Debian itself? If not, it would
be better to it to be done while customizing Debian for the project
specially because it won't be the only change most probably.

Otavio Salvador                             O.S. Systems
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