Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/libexec/httpd
To: Mindaugas R. <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/16/2007 20:38:55
On Tue, 16 Oct 2007, Mindaugas R. wrote:
>> Import of bozohttpd for its originally intended purpose: a small (~30k)
>> simple run-from-inetd httpd suitable for small systems (and some large
>> ones).
> Why it was not discussed on <tech-userlevel> and/or other mailing lists? Why
> pkgsrc is not enough?
> I do not think it is a good way to import such applications into the base
> source tree, at least while there is no appropriate support for syspkgs.


The way to go is, IMHO:

1) make sure pkgs can be installed easily, either from source or binary;
    see for a way to do that
2) make sure binary pkgs are widely available.
3) let people choose what they want/need, and don't ram random
    stuff down their throat.

... at least every Linux distribution gets that done.

  - Hubert