[arch-dev-public] Upgrading Apache to 2.4

Anatol Pomozov anatol.pomozov at gmail.com
Sun Feb 23 19:43:07 EST 2014


One of my TU application proposals was updating apache package to 2.4.
The 2.4 branch exists for 2 years, actively developed and is
recommended by upstream. Taking into account that many distros moved
to 2.4 already I do not expect serious problems with moving Arch to

I would like to look at this issue. In addition to version bump I wan
to cleanup the PKGBUILD file e.g. "itk" is an apache module now and we
do not need to apply a huge pile of patches to apache sources - it can
be a separate package 'mod_itk'.

So how can I update the apache package? I do not have access to
[extra] so I see 2 ways to resolve the issue:

1) Move apache and its dependencies from [extra] to [community]. I
update apache and rebuild mod_* packages.

2) I create apache24 and mod_itk modules and after some testing devs
will move it to [extra], replace content of 'apache' and rebuild

What is the preferred solution?

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