[pkg-lighttpd] Bug#460334: lighttpd's /usr/sbin/lighty-*able-mod does not work if there's no perl-modules installed

Diego Escalante Urrelo dieguito at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 06:49:56 UTC 2008

Package: lighttpd
Version: 1.4.13-4etch4
Severity: normal

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I'm reporting from my desktop so ignore the unstable mention in the
bottom of the report.
Ok, to the bug!. I installed a debian box yesterday, etch.
Well I went on to configure my system and all the usual stuff, then I
installed lighttpd, I read the README about lighty-*able-mod commands to
ease the configuration of the server, glad to know about them I decided
to save me some work by using them instead of manually link files.
Thing is that they failed to run because of missing .pm stuff. A quick
search in packages.debian.org showed me that I needed perl-modules.
However lighttpd does not depend on it!.

Now, the problem is that lighttpd is including commands or util scripts
that require perl and perl is not a dependency of lighttpd. No, I'm not
suggesting to make perl a dependency. Please don't do that :).
What I would suggest is to write a simple shell script equivalent. I
confess I haven't checked the scripts so I don't know how smart would
this be.

Just wanted to put my 2 ¢!. Thanks ;)

--- System information. ---
Architecture: i386
Kernel:       Linux 2.6.23-1-686

Debian Release: lenny/sid
  500 unstable        www.geexbox.org 
  500 unstable        http.us.debian.org 
  500 unstable        apt.debianchile.org 

--- Package information. ---
Depends       (Version) | Installed

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