[xubuntu-users] package wordpress and nginx

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Mar 10 19:52:44 UTC 2013

On 03/10/2013 03:00 AM, Sylvain Viart wrote:
> Hi Ric,
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-users/2013-March/005239.html
>> Someone replied with a work-around to use xginx.
>> http://wiki.nginx.org/WordPress
> Sorry, I may  not have explained my question clearly.
> I will manage to install the soft together, not a problem, packaged or not.
> Thanks a lot for your help.
> My question was about package dependency *only*. It could have been on a
> totally different package.
> I just would like to deep in to package dependency mechanism.
> Here I've noticed one package requires apache2 *OR* httpd.
> I've provided *httpd*.
> But the package still wants to install apache2, why the OR mechanism
> didn't apply here?
> I'm still digging.

It's a committee that decides, and apache2 was included as a default, 
possibly being perceived as the most popular choice. I can't remember 
when someone even mentioned xginx in this forum. Also, it has an 
"BSD_like license" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nginx

Of course Apache has it's own, as well, but it IS the 800 pound gorilla 
in the room, that is closely watched, so possibly "more trusted". It 
certainly, by far, has a much larger group of users, developers and 
documents to call on. Plus, there are plenty of other http servers that 
could have also been used. I guess you just can't please everyone. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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