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Re: proftpd

On Mon, Nov 01, 1999 at 07:20:55PM +0100, Christian Hammers wrote:
> proFTPd is able to use SQL databases for storing passwords for
> authentication. Its maintainer probably thought that is would be
> better to let apt-get fetch those 100kb more than disabling this
> support or splitting proftpd into proftp-mysql and proftpd-pgsql etc.

Let me guess -- it doesn't use a helper, so support for specific sql
implementations must be hard-coded into the server?

[apt-source ftpd, grep, read, ..]

Ok, it looks like this support is implemented as dynamically loaded
modules -- so the sql support should be suggestions not dependencies.
I was going to verify this assumption, but the source package is buggy
[this fails: make -f debian/rules build], and it doesn't really affect
the right solution:

proftpd should suggest sql support packages, not depend on them.

Anyone who configures proftpd's sql support without having an sql database
installed deserves what they get.


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