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Re: Removing web server dependencies from web apps

On 12-01-07 at 09:15am, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> writes:
> > ]] Daniel Baumann 
> >> it's not policy incompliant if e.g. php5 would install 
> >> /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/whatever containing a virtualhost 
> >> definition.  the reason why nobody would do that, is, that it's 
> >> just wrong and unreasonable to do such a thing (where e.g. aliases 
> >> and directory directives are a reasonable thing to do for a web 
> >> application).
> > Having, say, mediawiki, ask using debconf if you would like a vhost 
> > set up with the host name wiki.$domain would be completely sane, 
> > IMO.  If you don't want it, just tell the config script no.
> Agreed, provided that the default action is no.

I too feel that no webapp package should add vhosts by default.

But does it violate Policy?

The package jwchat currently enable a vhost by default, I believe.

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