distro "apache2" will not start

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sat Sep 18 21:16:00 GMT 2010

On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 11:34:05AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Sep 17 16:14, David Rothenberger wrote:
>> On 9/17/2010 3:16 PM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>> > On Fri, 2010-09-17 at 09:37 +0200, 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 too important to lose from the distro, so:
>> > 
>> > http://cygwin-ports.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=cygwin-ports/ports;a=tree;f=www/apache2
>> > 
>> > I'm AFK until Sunday, so that's the best I can do right now.
>> I'll continue to include subversion-apache2 in my releases until apache2
>> is actually removed (if ever). I've confirmed I can build subversion
>> without apache2 and can do some testing of the http client with a native
>> apache2/subversion server, so I'm good to go either way. If apache2 is
>> ever removed, just remove subversion-apache2 as well and I'll adjust on
>> my next release.
>I'm not going to remove anything until this is settled.
>It's just sad that almost every time we need a package maintainer, it's
>Yaakov who has to step up.  Yaakov is an excellent package maintainer
>but there's only so much a single person can do and Yaakov already
>maintains hundreds of packages.
>If there's anybody here who would like to contribute to this project,
>please give the idea to maintain a Cygwin package a whirl.  Especially
>taking over maintainership of an orphaned package would be very helpful
>for the community as a whole.
>For a start, see http://cygwin.com/setup.html and the "ORPHANED" packages
>in the text file http://cygwin.com/cygwin-pkg-maint

Corinna forgot to mention that, if you pick up an orphaned package, you get
a big gold star at http://cygwin.com/goldstars/ .  It's hard to imagine why
that, in itself, isn't adequate motiviation for anyone.


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