distro "apache2" will not start

David Rothenberger daveroth@acm.org
Fri Sep 17 19:38:00 GMT 2010

On 9/17/2010 8:10 AM, David Rothenberger wrote:
> 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.
>> 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.

apache2-devel is not needed by subversion if I don't build the apache2
module. I do need to install a native apache2 instance with subversion
support in order to test the http support in the client, but I suppose I
can do that.

Okay by me to remove apache2 from the distro. I'll try to spin a new
subversion release soon without subversion-apache2. I need to get the
native apache2/svn server running first.

David Rothenberger  ----  daveroth@acm.org

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