Re: Packages with httpd needs
On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 03:24:59PM +0100, Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
> as I do not know, where to write, as there is no debian-packages, I will try
> it here.
> Well, I wondered, whenever an application needs a http-demon (for example
> phpgroupware, egroupware, prelude and many others), all packages force to
> install apache.
Why are you using phpgroupware as an example here?
Depends: apache2 | apache | httpd, php5 | php5-cgi | libapache2-mod-php5 [...]
This doesn't force you to install apache. It just requires that you have
apache and php installed, which by default is going to pull in apache2 and
libapache2-mod-php5 if the dependency isn't previously satisfied. (The php
depends in this particular example are strange; it should probably depend
either on "php5" alone, which is a metapackage. But that doesn't change the
And this has long been the policy for webapps, so I don't understand your
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