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Bug 333885

Summary: www-servers/apache[static]: non-standard use (doesn't produce a static apache)
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) <flameeyes>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) <polynomial-c>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal CC: mail, proxy-maint
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Runtime testing required: ---

Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-08-21 23:30:30 UTC
The static variable actually makes the Apache modules built-in rather than plugins, but by no account it makes Apache fully static. It would be nice to have that renamed somehow. On my preference it would also be enabled by default but I guess that's going to be very subjective.

At the very least, metadata.xml should describe what it actually does in the context of Apache itself.

Thanks,
Diego
Comment 1 Kai Krakow 2010-12-01 16:12:42 UTC
Well they had "static-modules" useflag earlier and somehow dropped it in favor of just "static".

This confused me, too - because I don't want a fully static apache, just modules built-in.
Comment 2 Peter Volkov (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-09-15 10:39:57 UTC
Thank you for report. I've added local description for now. Later it'll be good idea to fix this issue as currently it's not trivial as eclass revbump will be required. I'll keep this bug opened.