[pkg-lighttpd] Bug#383425: Bug#383425: lighttpd: little script to check for listening socket

Krzysztof Krzyżaniak eloy at kofeina.net
Fri Jan 25 11:10:00 UTC 2008

Bastian Kleineidam wrote:
> Package: lighttpd
> Version: 1.4.18-1
> Followup-For: Bug #383425
> Hi,
> here is a little perl script that checks if a port is already used
> by trying to bind() to it. I propose in the postinst you do:
> if fresh_install:
>     if port 80 is taken (by using the supplied script):
>         ask debconf question for alternative port number
>         configure alternative port number
> start lighttpd
> The debconf question might look like:
> Port number to start lighttpd under
> The standard HTTP server port 80 seems to be occupied by another
> program. In order to start lighttpd you have to choose an alternative
> port number, eg. port 81.
> This way users can install apache, and then lighttpd without conflicts.

Nice one. I'll try to put this in package.

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