PHP requiring Apache
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Sat Jan 14 18:23:12 UTC 2006
PHP should not require Apache, since it may not be used with Apache.
Apache-specific bits of PHP should therefore be moved to a sub-package.
Currently php packages require apache. It's an artificial
requirement, since PHP does not depend on apache to run, and
moreover, sometimes PHP can be used without Apache, for example when
it's used with another server such as lighttpd, or in CGI mode with
other applications. There are also places that write shell scripts
in PHP, since it's "familiar to everyone who has to support them."
Yes, I'm in one of such places, sadly.
So that apache doesn't get installed as dead weight in
configurations where PHP is used without it, the bits and pieces of
PHP that actually deal with Apache should be moved to a separate
Thoughts? (Other than "php must die?")
McGill University WSG
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