[php-maint] Bug#547534: Bug#547534: Bug#547534: [needs-packaging] php5-litespeed

dreamcat four dreamcat4 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 09:38:24 UTC 2009

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 8:13 AM, Ondřej Surý <ondrej at debian.org> wrote:
> How? Are there any other free web servers with LiteSpeed interface?
> Quick Google search showed nothing.

It should be true that any web server who understand the Fast-CGI
protocol, can communicate with the litespeed PHP sapi. And / or any
other fast-CGI sapi.

You are correct to say as I have misunderstood their use of the term
Fast-CGI in the documentation. Actually i just compiled it and can now
say for sure that the Lightspeed SAPI isn't compatible with the
FastCGI standard. So allright to reject this at the moment.

However just to speculate here are 3 possible future situations.

1) Some webservers might informally adopt this litespeed protocol (if
the performance claims of litespeed are true). However other
webservers may not. For example there could be an nginx module and not
an apache one.

2) The FPM FastCGI sapi is eventually approved / released and is made
available by PHP. This would make for a reasonable alternative to the
litespeed sapi.

3) The litespeed team and / or php team decide to improve or fork the
Litespeed sapi for some kind of FCGI compatability mode. This might be
a forked (ie seperated sapi). Or otherwise it could be the same
lightspeed sapi.

Hopefully we can find a better solution that meets with the high
expectations and the debian standards.

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