Lighttpd: Default Index Page Needs Balance

Stephan Hermann sh at
Sat May 26 21:04:13 BST 2007

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Am Sat, 26 May 2007 11:14:03 -0700 (PDT)
schrieb jjacksoniv at

> Good Afternoon All,
> I am currently working on Bug #115565 where I am changing the default
> index page to reflect Ubuntu and not the current Debian content on
> there. I have changed most of the obvious needed changes (ie pointing
> to Launchpad for bugs and not DBTS). But there is a questionable part
> in the middle of the "About this page" section that I thought needed
> to be discussed. Basically the current Debian version says, quote:
> "This computer has installed the Debian GNU/Linux operating system,
> but it has nothing to do with the Debian Project. Please do not
> contact the Debian Project about it."
> In order to change that I need to find the right balance of words to
> let server administrators and lighttpd users know that yes we want
> you to submit bugs on the lighttpd package, but to website visitors
> that questionable content of a ubuntu hosted lighttpd webserver does
> not necessarily reflect Ubuntu as a Project or Community.

That's what the text in the debian package is telling us.
They don't speak about the package itself, it just tells the website
visitor, that this server has debian installed, but is not part of the
Debian Project itself.

So, replace Debian GNU/Linux with Ubuntu Linux or whatever is suitable
but tell them, that this server is not part of the Ubuntu Project.

Furthermore, the website visitor shouldn't file bugs against the
lighttp package, but the administrator of the server who is setting up
the package. And those people should know where to file bugs against.



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Stephan Hermann
Ubuntu Developer
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