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Re: Apache should never be a mandatory dependency

On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 05:25:48PM +0100, Jonathan Perkin wrote:
 > > The standard thing we do in this kind of situation is to make
 > > everything that requires a web server include mk/ or
 > > something like that (it wouldn't probably be a bl3 file) and this
 > > figures out what webserver you're using based on config vars and
 > > depends on that.
 > > 
 > > Not sure if that's really what we want here though.
 > It definitely is not something we, as a provider of binary packages,
 > would ever want.

Right, and this isn't the only time that's come up either, not that I
can remember any others offhand.

I think we ought to have package metadata for providing and depending
on abstractions.

David A. Holland

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