arnoldB Posted October 31, 2011 Share Posted October 31, 2011 (edited) Dear Froxies,the Froxlor team would like to start a discussion about the Froxlor Debian package(s) and how they can be improved. Current state:You can source the Debian package via the Froxlor Debian Repository on http://debian.froxlor.org/ or downloading the *.deb file via http://debian.froxlor.org/pool/main/f/froxlor/ .The package contains currently the Debian specific package dependencies and recommendations:Dependencies:apache2 | lighttpd | nginx, php5, php5-cli, php5-mysql, mysql-server, mysql-client, mysql-common, webalizer | awstats, libphp-phpmailer (>= 5.1), wwwconfig-commonRecommendations:postfix-mysql | exim4-daemon-heavy, libsasl2-modules-sql, maildrop, courier-authlib-mysql | dovecot-common, courier-imap | dovecot-imapd, courier-pop | dovecot-pop3d, php5-gd, php5-suhosin, php5-imap, proftpd-mod-mysql | pure-ftpd-mysql, bind9--So we (I) got a lot of feedback about this structure. If you install Froxlor with "apt-get install froxlor" from the Froxlor repository, there will be a lot of packages prepared to install.Many users want to install Froxlor WITHOUT any additional software, they have to configure apt to ignore the above depend. and recom.There are a lot of users, who just enter the command and don't know what they install.Ideas:What about the Debian package dependencies/ suggestions/ recommendations? Do we really need them? Since Froxlor requires only a webserver, PHP and MySQL, we're able to drop the following dependences/ suggestion/ recommendation categories:WebserverMySQL-ServerFTPdMailserver (MDA & MTA)This wouldn't cut any features. The installation tutorials should just be expanded to install additional packages (which the user really wants).Old installation command:apt-get install froxlorNew installation command:apt-get install froxlor mysql-server apache2 [...]Another solution would be to create an additional package, next to the current one. This would be a package with plain dependencies (like the properties described above).What would you prefer?Your turn:What do you think about this?Give us your feedback!Please participate on the poll above. We are glad to hear from you. The Froxlor team Edited March 9, 2013 by d00p removed advertising Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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