[pkg-lighttpd] Bug#383425: Bug#383425: (no subject)

Pierre Habouzit madcoder at debian.org
Sun Jul 29 13:19:46 UTC 2007

On Sun, Jul 29, 2007 at 03:04:52PM +0200, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> > you can't install a
> > server along another that listens on the same port without having
> > fixed one or another configuration file.
> Why not?
> You can't start it, sure.

  and that sucks hard time. FWIW apache2 is started on first install. It
wasn't in the past when apache was default, to ease people migrating
from 1.3 to 2.x. There is no such reason to do that for lighty IMHO.

  And if we must go that road, then I don't think doing it in lighty is
the proper way, as the problem when you have 2 dns servers, 2 ftp
servers, 2 $foo servers will always be the same. If you are really that
interested, just pop that question on debian-devel@ and see what people
are thinking about it.

  For the record, I acknowledge it isn't optimal, I just don't want a
lose solution like not starting lighttpd by default, it just sucks. (and
a debconf question isn't right either).

>  > We have two choices, either have the server work out from the box for
>  > those who only install lighttpd, and/or disable it because of the
>  > maybe
>  > 1% of people that install both lighttpd and another *httpd along it.
>  > Well, it's not really a tough choice is it ? :)
> Why do we have only two choices?
> I'd think not failing the install when the init start script fails would 
> be a choice.
> Or not calling the init start script if port 80 is in use already (on 
> initial install).
> Having a half-installed package is harder to solve then having a 
> non-starting daemon when there's another web server running already.

  definitely not, apt is telling you what to do when that happens.

·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder at debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org
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