[arch-general] apache 2.4

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Dec 3 23:29:49 EST 2013

On 04/12/13 07:59, Karol Babioch wrote:
> Hi,
> Am 03.12.2013 16:37, schrieb David C. Rankin:
>> The 2.2->2.4 update represents a "major" update to crucial parts of apache
>> including:
> This is exactly the reason why the new version should be provided by
> Arch itself and not some "third-party" AUR packages.
>> For something as fundamental to server operations as apache, Arch should
>> continue to provide 2.2 as the core package while providing 2.4 in testing for
>> an extended period. A clear timeline for the move of 2.4 from testing to core
>> should be developed by reasoned discussion with input from the user base. Once
>> 2.4 moves to core, 2.2 should be maintained in core as (eg. apache22) for so
>> long as support is provided by apache.org.
> Having used Arch for a couple of years now, this usually is something
> that gets resolved by an appropriate RFC over on the arch-dev mailing
> list. I have no problem with there actually being two version of Apache
> in the repositories for a while, so people get some time to get their
> installations migrated. Looking at this from the "outside" there seems
> to be no effort to get this thing started at all. I don't see any
> technical reasons for this, but at least to me it seems that basically
> nobody cares ...

Exactly.  AFAIK, we have no-one interested in maintaining apache-2.4.
I'm sure we could have apache22 and apache (2.4) otherwise.


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