[php-maint] Apache dependency for php5

Balachandran S benignbala at gmail.com
Sat Jul 6 05:12:05 UTC 2013


     I just tried to install php5 on Debian(Jessie), and it says it will 
install apache2, libapache2-mod-php5 and  so on. I checked the control 
file and php5 indeed has apache2 as a dependency. Why is this so ? In my 
opinion, we shouldn't make the choice of the web server for our users. 
We should leave it up to them.

   Instead, can we do a dummy package like php5-apache which installs 
apache, libapache2-mod-php5 etc ? Thanks

Thank you,
Balachandran S

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