Apache2 in default Ubuntu install

Phillip Whiteside phillw at phillw.net
Fri Aug 13 02:55:24 UTC 2010


Not wishing to get involved in arguments, but an LTS is just that. As apache
is the major market of hhtp [1] it is imprortant for LTS that it will be
able to be supported for five years. This would not be possible with


On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 1:07 AM, Harry Strongburg <harry.ubuntu at harry.lu>wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks.
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