James Dinkel jdinkel at
Thu Jun 4 14:03:54 UTC 2009

If you don't want it to pull in Apache, then you need to install php5 and
php5-cgi.  So, "sudo aptitude install -R php5 php5-cgi" would not install

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 12:11 AM, Bodhi Zazen
<bodhi.zazen at>wrote:

> I was directed to this mailing list from #ubuntu-motd
> I am looking at php-fpm which is a patch to php5.
> I can build it from source with no problem and was wondering how to
> incorporate it into the Ubuntu php5 packaging, which is a bit complex.
> As I look at php5 I see it is a meta package and lists some apache packages
> as dependencies.
> However, these apache dependencies are not needed if one is running
> lighttpd , nginx, or other http server.
> So with that in mind ...
> First has there been any thought or discussion into changing the
> dependencies for php5 to incorporate other http servers (it would seem that
> part would be easy). If not I would respectfully suggest considering such a
> change (otherwise php5 pulls in apache-common and one has to then stop
> apahce and remove it from the boot scripts).
> Second, are there any suggestions on how to package php5-fpm ? The patched
> php code would replace php5-common as far as I can tell, but how to
> incorporate that change into the meta package ?
> I should say that I am new to packaging and am considering providing
> php-fpm in a ppa and am looking for advice on how to start ?
> At this time it is easy to php-fpm on nginx, from php / fpm source ) which
> makes for a light weight http server , yet very fast (at least with static
> pages and php). Perfect for a VPS (with 256 Mb RAM). Any advice ?
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