Created attachment 202278 [details]
APACHEMOD option default to off
When trying a pkg install librenms it pulls in apache.
I don't think this is the right call or dependency for librenms.
It is true one needs a web server to make the application work although NGINX is another perfect candidate.
My question is, could we make APACHEMOD default to off maybe even considering removing the option all together? Installing apache is as easy as pkg install apache24 and pkg install php_mod. Same for NGINX after intalling librenms, pkg install ... :) while it is quiet ugly that apache is installed when I want to use NGINX using packages.
Thanks for considering.
If we set this off, should we also provide an Nginx option? if so, what?
If we set this off, that's going to break POLA for some people.
Well, my 2 cents, I think that we should not even provide a web server options. Because it is as easy as "pkg install 'web server I want'". This way, all the flexibility is at the users hand. You are right that this will break POLA for the people using LibreNMS with Apache. And I also have no clear path forward. At least it will require an UPDATING entry. Maybe get some buy-in from portmgr and see what they think about this?