[pkg-lighttpd] Bug#498951: lighttpd: Please offer redirect and other modules as, well, modules

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun Sep 14 19:37:57 UTC 2008

Package: lighttpd
Version: 1.4.19-4
Severity: normal

Currently, some modules are offered only by uncommenting the main config
file, rather than through lighty-enable-mod.

Editing config files is forbidden by Debian Policy for other packages,
so currently webapp packages can only be made to work out-of-the-bx by
duplicating code and offering their own modules containing a snippet to
load core modules. Which in my opnion is an ugly workaround.

Specifically, I need the redirect module for the packaging of
cipux-cat-web, a CGI-based webapp that needs redirect to ensure access
only through secure connections. But makes sense IMO to offer all of the
currently commented out modules as module snippets.

Kind regards,

 - Jonas

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