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Re: Proposed entry for next DPN

On 01/12/2012 05:05 AM, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> This is getting off-topic on -devel, kindly follow-up to -publicity 
> only.
> On Mi, 11 ian 12, 20:51:55, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> On 01/10/2012 06:03 AM, Andrei Popescu wrote:
>>> This is a proposed entry for next debian-news:
>>> In a message to debian-devel[1] Thomas Goirand proposed relaxing or even 
>>> removing some dependencies of web applications on a web server package.
>> I'd agree with the above *if* you add:
>> because most applications written in PHP depends on libapache2-mod-php5
>> | php5,
>> which *by default*, would install a web server anyway.
>> I never proposed that by default, a web server shouldn't be installed.
>> I think it should (like everyone in this thread, I guess)! :)
> I was just trying to inform, as neutral and as non-technical as 
> possible, about what you wrote ;)
> On Vi, 06 ian 12, 15:56:37, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> So, my suggestion would be to actually *remove* the dependency to the
>> web server (and move it as a Recommends: if you see fit...). I would
>> strongly advocate for this as being written in our beloved policy.
> As far as I'm concerned I could try to rewrite the whole paragraph like:
> "In a recent thread on debian-devel it was discovered that even many 
> Debian Developers are not aware of equivs, ..."
> but it would make is sound like an advertisement, which I wanted to 
> avoid :)
> Kind regards,
> Andrei

No worries, I was just trying to make sure everyone understood my
message. Feel free to write whatever you feel fits, so that we promote
equivs in a non-washing-powder-advertizing-way. :)


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