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From William A Rowe Jr <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: T&R of 2.4.24
Date Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:04:22 GMT
On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 1:44 AM, Yann Ylavic <ylavic.dev@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 7:16 PM, William A Rowe Jr <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>
> wrote:
> >
> > It does raise the question again of whether the httpd project can
> distribute
> > a source code package on www.apache.org/dist/httpd/ which is not voted
> > on by the project, and whether it violates the spirit of the pmc
> consensus
> > to no longer be the distributor of dependencies which frequently fall
> into
> > a poorly maintained/updated state.
>
> Current httpd-2.4.23-deps.tar.*/srclib seem to contain APR(-util)
> only, no expat or PCRE, wasn't this decision taken already?
>

The decision in Nov 2008 to drop pcre was followed, that was not in
any -deps 'not-a-release' tarball. Expat was more deeply embedded;

httpd-2.4.23/srclib/apr-util/xml/expat/


> httpd-2.2.32.tar.*/srclib contain PCRE 5.0 (according to Changelog),
> no expat, but it looks off topic for this T&R...
>

Yup, I'm working on language that would accompany httpd-2.2.32.tar.gz
that the distribution includes ancient, bundled legacy binary-compatible
pcre and expat, and that users are strongly cautioned to provision pcre,
expat and the most current versions of apr and apr-util themselves from
the respective projects or their OS distribution.

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