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Bug 232921 - RFE: drop httpd dependency / add -httpd subpackage
Summary: RFE: drop httpd dependency / add -httpd subpackage
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: trac
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gwyn Ciesla
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 496349 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-19 14:43 UTC by Till Maas
Modified: 2012-06-29 12:27 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-06-29 12:27:56 UTC

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Description Till Maas 2007-03-19 14:43:32 UTC
trac depends on http, assumingly because it drops files in /var/www/cgi/

Please put trac.(f)cgi in /usr/share/trac or somewhere else and maybe create a
-httpd subpackage with trac.(f)cgi.

I use trac with lighttpd which runs fine, but because of this dependency I have
to install httpd, which I do not need.

Comment 1 Jeffrey C. Ollie 2007-03-20 14:33:15 UTC
I'd rather switch the requires to "webserver" - lighttpd could the add this as a
virtual provides and then either httpd ot lighttpd would satify the requirements.

Comment 2 Till Maas 2007-03-20 15:59:23 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> I'd rather switch the requires to "webserver" - lighttpd could the add this as a
> virtual provides and then either httpd ot lighttpd would satify the requirements.

Trac has its own little webserver, so it would work without any other webserver.

Also lighttpd does not provide /var/www/cgi-bin but uses /srv/www/lighttpd as
default document root. Besides, it does not need trac.(f)cgi to be at a special
location, so these files can be anywhere in the filesystem. Iirc this would work
 with httpd, too. So maybe dropping any webserver requires and moving
trac.(f)cgi somewhere else would be the best way. But then there is the problem
of breaking any old trac setup.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 12:11:04 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:16:38 UTC
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we 
are closing this bug. 

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version 
of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

Comment 5 Gwyn Ciesla 2009-09-29 17:13:35 UTC
*** Bug 496349 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Till Maas 2012-06-29 11:44:07 UTC
The current Rawhide spec does not contain any httpd specific files, therefore the "Requires: httpd" can afaics safely dropped there now.

Comment 7 Gwyn Ciesla 2012-06-29 12:27:56 UTC
Right you are.  Fixed in rawhide.

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