Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/libexec/httpd
To: Mindaugas R. <>
From: Andrew Doran <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/17/2007 00:22:19

On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 01:55:24AM +0300, Mindaugas R. wrote:
> Bill Stouder-Studenmund <> wrote:
> > But we aren't doing this for one vendor. We aren't doing this for two 
> > vendors. We're doing this because a number of NetBSD users, both 
> > organizations and individuals, use bozohttpd and because a developer wants 
> > to check it in.

Just to add a bit of context: from what I understand bozohttpd was largely
written by NetBSD developers and users. Many of us have contributed to it,
myself included. We even use it on

> I guess there are hundreds of organizations or individuals using Apache, PHP
> and MySQL, but it is not a reason to import this into the base. Please use a
> pkgsrc/www/bozohttpd package.

I think nearly everybody would object if a behemoth like Apache, PHP or
MySQL were imported into the base system. It's not reasonable to compare
bozohttpd to those, since we are talking about a tiny binary that sits out
on the edge in libexec. It's well written, it does one task very well and
it doesn't impose much of a maintenance burden on us. What's the big deal?