distro "apache2" will not start

David Rothenberger daveroth@acm.org
Fri Sep 17 16:50:00 GMT 2010

On 9/17/2010 8:02 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Sep 17 07:43, David Rothenberger wrote:
>> On 9/17/2010 12:37 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> The apache2 package is orphaned for this long period of time already.
>>> Maybe it's time to pull it from the distro, unless somebody would
>>> like to take over maintainership.
>> apache2 is a build dependency for subversion, so if you remove it from
>> the distro, I will need to package a copy of the sources with the
>> subversion sources and modify my cygport to build it as well as
>> subversion. I prefer not to do that.
>> I'm don't want to adopt apache2 because I never use it on Cygwin. I
>> might be able to build it, but I couldn't really do justice to answering
>> questions and troubleshooting issues.
> Isn't there some kind of apache2 lib which can be handled as a 
> separate package?  If so, and if you would provide only libapache,
> we're off the hook.  No bit-rotten apache2 package, and no unjust
> maintainance burden for you.

Well, I need apache2-devel. That has a dependency on apache2, but I'm
not really sure how much of that I need to *build* subversion.

The test suite for subversion does actually start apache2 in order to
test the subversion module, but if the distro doesn't provide apache2, I
suppose I can try to avoid building the module and running those tests.
That might remove the dependency on apache2, too. I'll investigate.

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