Re: Removing web server dependencies from web apps
Jonas Smedegaard <email@example.com> writes:
> On 12-01-07 at 09:15am, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
>>> 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.
I'm not sure that it really violates Policy, mostly because we don't have
any Policy guidance about web applications at all right now. But I think
it's fairly obvious that it's not a sane thing to do to camp on a piece of
URL space without any consultation with the local administrator. Even
more so than file system space under /srv, the URL namespace served by a
web server is frequently under tight control and needs to be carefully
managed according to rules and conventions that the package has no way of
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>