Apache2 in default Ubuntu install

Phillip Whiteside phillw at phillw.net
Fri Aug 13 06:46:01 UTC 2010


In Harry's defence I'd like to point out that using tasksel for a LAMP
installation does at least give you a choice of apache2 or lightpd. So, php
should not really be dragging anything in as a 'depends'. Those wishing to
install LAMP can do so quite easily.



On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 6:00 AM, Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Hello Harry,
> Harry Strongburg [2010-08-13  4:55 +0000]:
> > I found out why though, it's packaged with php5, which is also
> > pretty stupid to do. If a user installs PHP, they should also
> > install any httpd they want. Not Apache automatically.
> php5 installs everything related to PHP, which includes the web server
> module. If you only want the command line interpreter, but none of the
> web stuff, just install php5-cli instead. But I dare to claim that
> most people who want PHP actually want it as a web server platform.
> Martin
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