Apache2 in default Ubuntu install

Harry Strongburg harry.ubuntu at harry.lu
Fri Aug 13 00:07:43 UTC 2010

Why is apache2 in the default Ubuntu install?

I upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04 LTS today, and the upgrade procedure installed Apache2 onto my box, even though I have had it autoremoved for a long time.
It also did this on another server I upgraded, and that server runs lighttpd too!

>Selecting previously deselected package apache2.2-bin.
>Unpacking apache2.2-bin (from .../apache2.2-bin_2.2.14-5ubuntu8_i386.deb) ...
>Selecting previously deselected package apache2-utils.
>Unpacking apache2-utils (from .../apache2-utils_2.2.14-5ubuntu8_i386.deb) ...
>Selecting previously deselected package apache2.2-common.
>Unpacking apache2.2-common (from .../apache2.2-common_2.2.14-5ubuntu8_i386.deb) ...
>Selecting previously deselected package apache2-mpm-prefork.
>Unpacking apache2-mpm-prefork (from .../apache2-mpm-prefork_2.2.14-5ubuntu8_i386.deb) ...

Why do you do this, Ubuntu developers? Apache2 isn't required for an Ubuntu install, and heck, it SHOULDN'T be in a default install. If a user wants to run a httpd, they can install it themselves.


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