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Re: Packages with httpd needs

On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 07:34:13PM -0500, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 12:27:42PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:

> >  Package: phpgroupware
> >  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
> > argument.)

> Actually, your statement (about requiring apache) is not strictly true.
> Lots of packages which are not apache provide httpd:

Er, yes.  That should have been "It just requires that you have a webserver
and php installed".

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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