Apt installation of apache-modules

Bug #242239 reported by TAC one
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Remote Apache Management tool

Bug Description

We need a module to present a list of apache modules uninstalled but present in the repository and guide him/her through the installation

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TAC one (tacone) wrote :
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(11:45:07 PM) KillerKiwi2005: i think ' dpkg -S /etc/apache2/mods-available/*' lists installed modules...
(11:46:29 PM) tacone: uhm
(11:47:13 PM) tacone: could be. anyway I could check for packages dependent on apache2 and download the installed files list
(11:47:22 PM) KillerKiwi2005: maybe use apt-file ?
(11:47:50 PM) tacone: KillerKiwi2005: I haven't checked how to do that in detail, it's just an idea for now. but I think it's possibile.
(11:47:55 PM) tacone: *possible
(11:48:12 PM) tacone: I hope, at least :-)
(11:48:59 PM) KillerKiwi2005: http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-pkgtools.en.html
(11:50:26 PM) ***tacone reading it
(11:51:47 PM) tacone: is apt-file the only way ?
(11:52:15 PM) KillerKiwi2005: just looking at $Contents-ARCH.gz
(11:52:34 PM) tacone: me too
(11:53:39 PM) tacone: uhm. apt-file looks like more solid
(11:53:51 PM) tacone: we could add it as dependency or suggested
(11:54:16 PM) KillerKiwi2005: yes... the contents file looks dodgy
(11:54:51 PM) tacone: guess it's just the raw way to do what apt-file does (and it does for the right architecture and for every repository)
(06/23/2008 12:06:14 AM) KillerKiwi2005: apt-file is so slow....
(12:08:22 AM) KillerKiwi2005: problem that will get you a package name but it might not be the 'correct' package
(12:09:02 AM) tacone: I would present a choice
(12:10:23 AM) tacone: anyway I shuold have thought it wasn't going to be so easy. even synaptic doesn't tell you installed files prior installation.
(12:11:20 AM) KillerKiwi2005: ie libapache2-mod-mono will be returned for mod_mono but you really need mono-apache-server and mono-apache-server2
(12:12:22 AM) tacone: aren't those 2 dependancies of libapache2-mod-mono ?
(12:12:57 AM) tacone: yes, they are.
(12:14:21 AM) tacone: omg, apt-file do have a cache ? nice.
(12:14:52 AM) KillerKiwi2005: then use dpkg -p <packag_name> to get descriptions
(12:15:17 AM) tacone: like apt-cache show you mean ?
(12:15:44 AM) KillerKiwi2005: loyes
(12:15:46 AM) KillerKiwi2005: yes
(12:15:56 AM) tacone: dpkg seems to work only with installed ones
(12:16:23 AM) tacone: apt-cache show libapache2-mod-mono
(12:16:26 AM) tacone: works nicely
(12:16:44 AM) KillerKiwi2005: sweet
(12:16:57 AM) tacone: uhm
(12:18:38 AM) KillerKiwi2005: how to install... use synaptic?
(12:18:43 AM) KillerKiwi2005: or command line it ?
(12:18:50 AM) tacone: is there a way to call update manager specifing a precise package ?
(12:19:10 AM) tacone: mh, commandline would be required for remote server handling
(12:19:26 AM) tacone: but at the moment I'd prefer just calling update-manager if possible.
(12:19:31 AM) KillerKiwi2005: we could do both.. depending upon local or remote
(12:19:45 AM) tacone: KillerKiwi2005: sure, we really should do both.
(12:20:06 AM) KillerKiwi2005: I dont think update manager installs packages does it?
(12:20:14 AM) tacone: it seems not.
(12:20:24 AM) tacone: but if you double-click a .deb you're presented a gui
(12:20:26 AM) KillerKiwi2005: you can command line synaptic though
(12:20:56 AM) ***tacone checking
(12:21:41 AM) tacone: gdebi-gtk ?
(12:22:04 AM) KillerKiwi2005: isnt that for debs...


Changed in rapache:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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