apache2-bin declares httpd, but does not provide webserver

Bug #1274090 reported by Martin Rudat
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apache2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

apache2-bin declares that it provides httpd and httpd-cgi, but the package description itself says that to actually get a running web-server, you need to instead install apache2, or perform manual action on your own.

I had apache2 automatically pulled in via a dependency from munin on httpd in 13.04, but in 13.10 most of apache was automatically removed as no longer being required during the release upgrade process.

I suspect that, to provide a running web-service upon package installation, the apache2 package should provide httpd, rather than apache2-bin.

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Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.

I think we should do the same as Debian here; I'm interested to hear Debian's view on this.

tags: added: needs-upstream-report
Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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