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Re: [alpine-devel] Packages to consider moving from main/ to community/

From: William Pitcock <nenolod_at_dereferenced.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:51:23 -0600

Hello,

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 3:36 PM, Steffen Nurpmeso <steffen_at_sdaoden.eu> wrote:
> "A. Wilcox" <awilfox_at_adelielinux.org> wrote:
> |We've made a list of packages currently in main/ that may be better
> |suited to being in community/:
> ...
> |== HTTP servers ==
> |
> |Rationale: HTTP servers are notoriously terrible at security and having
> |them in main means lots of maintenance work for Alpine to keep security
> |fixes for them for years.
> ...
> |* lighttpd (+ acf-lighttpd)
>
> I understand only main/ is backward supported?
> But i really have to stand up for this one.
> Reported bugs end up in new releases occasionally, which then end
> in main by updating APKBUILD. If i look at the commit log i see
> something back in July 2015, which surely was a pain. Can a port
> be managed any cheaper than this one?

We suggested lighttpd for move to community because upstream is not
always fast on fixing security problems.

William


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