Re: Providing a dummy web server package in Debian (Removing web server dependencies from web apps)
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On 06.01.2012 19:09, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> I don't think this would be an issue for anyone, and I wouldn't see any
> argument against it (I'm sure someone in this list will though... :) ).
> Your thoughts?
The overall benefit over our virtual package system, possibly in
addition to equivs seems flexible enough. Why do we tailor incomplete
special case solutions instead of recommending equivs more popularly?
I say incomplete, because similar use cases exist for different package
groups - e.g. think of mail servers and database servers. Do we really
want dummy packages for each group of alternatives?
On the other hand, we have a perfect solution which apparently only
needs some more propaganda if even developer don't know it.
That said, you're a developer. If you want to maintain such a dummy
package, you could consider uploading it despite of all critics and hope
ftpmaster will accept it.
I would, however, support any effort in finding a consolidated web
application policy regarding dependencies, suggestions, ways to interact
with web servers and such.
with kind regards,
IRC: daemonkeeper on Freenode/OFTC
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