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

Pierre Habouzit madcoder at debian.org
Tue Mar 18 21:37:55 UTC 2008

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 09:27:01AM +0000, Roger Lynn wrote:
> On 19:59, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 06:49:56AM +0000, Diego Escalante Urrelo wrote:
> >> 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.
> > 
> >   perl is priority standard, hence should be on your system.
> > 
> >   This is not a bug.
> Uninstalling standard packages is allowed. Standard is not essential or
> required. http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-binary.html#s3.5 says
> "Packages are not required to declare any dependencies they have on other
> packages which are marked Essential (see below), and should not do so unless
> they depend on a particular version of that package." It says nothing about
> dependencies on standard being special. Dependencies on standard packages should
> be declared. On my Etch system, perl has about 1900 reverse dependencies,
> according to aptitude.

  Right, OTOH lenny has a depends on the proper perl module now.

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