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Re: Why is libapache2-mod-auth-mysql not in Jessie?

On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 3:14 PM, Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 15 May 2015, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
>> I just upgraded a server from Wheezy to Jessie, only to find that my
>> authentication is broken because libapache2-mod-auth-mysql is not
>> available in Jessie (it's in Squeeze, Wheezy and Sid). I tried to
>> install the package from Sid, but dpkg complains that apache2.2-common
>> is not installed, which is indeed the case, as it's no longer a part
>> of the apache2 package apparently.
>> Any thoughts on a fix?
> See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=666826 for the
> whole saga; basically, this means that someone needs to actually step in
> and fix this module so that it can build with apache2.4 (and probably
> help maintain it too.)

So is that as totally irresponsible as it seems to me? I cannot be the
only person using mysql authentication. As it happens, my institution
is about to make me move to something else (ldap or openid) and so
I'll do that by the time my students need access next Fall. But, if I
may, really??


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