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Bug 333885 - www-servers/apache[static]: non-standard use (doesn't produce a static apache)
Summary: www-servers/apache[static]: non-standard use (doesn't produce a static apache)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Apache Team - Bugzilla Reports
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-08-21 23:30 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2021-04-28 19:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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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.

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.