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Re: RFC: Remove of "apache2" package
Matthias Scheler wrote:
> quoting from the announcement of Apache 2.0.63:
> Apache 2.2 offers numerous enhancements, improvements, and performance
> boosts over the 2.0 codebase. For an overview of new features
> introduced after 2.0 please see
> We consider Apache 2.2 to be the best available version at the time of
> this release. We offer Apache 2.0.63 as the best legacy version of
> Apache 2.0 available. Users should first consider upgrading to the
> current release of Apache 2.2 instead.
> Considering that ...
> 1.) ... the Apache foundation advises to use 2.2 instead of 2.0 ...
> 2.) ... upgrading from 2.0 to 2.2 requires none or minimal configuration
> changes ...
> 3.) ... there have been reports about problems in the "apache2" package
> in "pkgsrc" in the past which people resolved by using the "apache22"
> package instead ...
> ... I would like to remove the "apache2" package from "pkgsrc".
> Are there any objections?
> Kind regards
I'm not a fan of this. We have numerous packages where the vendors have
even stated EoL but we still keep them (e.g. php4 and bind8). I would
not like to see this removed. I have apache 2 working really well and
stable for me for quite a while now with all the addins I need for it
and I don't want to upgrade to 2 just because the Apache foundation
wants me to 'consider' it and I don't think we should force our user
base to do the same thing.
Does this statement even qualify as an EoL statement ? Have they said
anything about support for 2.x either in terms of new features or
security fixes ?
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