[Mageia-dev] lighttpd and others now require apache

Guillaume Rousse guillomovitch at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 09:50:27 CET 2012

Le 22/03/2012 02:51, David Walser a écrit :
> Guillaume Rousse wrote:
>> Le 17/03/2012 03:22, Anssi Hannula a écrit :
>>> Hence I suggest a single user id to be used. (I'm fine with any other
>>> solution which works as well)
>> My main concern is the fuzziness of the current situation where we have
>> - one virtual package 'webserver' corresponding to four implementations
>> (apache, lightpd, nginx, cherooke)
>> - one common base (webserver-base) only used by the two first ones
>> - all our web applications packages using 'apache' as mandatory dependency
>> If the main concern is file ownership, I'd propose for the next release
>> to have each of these servers use a distinct uid, document root and
>> index page, but use a shared 'webserver' or 'www' gid, and ensure all of
>> those applications use group-based permission, instead of user-based.
>> I'd find this setup a bit clearer.
> I also noticed two of the php subpackages adding the apache user in %post.
> Should they be doing this, should they Requires(post): webserver-base, or
> should this be handled some other way?
Sure, that's wrong.

Either they need apache itself, in this case this dependency is already 
ensured. Either they can be used without a web server, in this case they 
shouldn't use apache server anyway.

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