[Freedombox-discuss] autonomous web services

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Fri Nov 12 15:14:44 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 02:07:50AM +0100, Arthur Lutz wrote:
>I've come across and am pretty fond of the list compiled by the folks 
>over at http://autonomo.us
>   http://autonomo.us/wiki/Wish_list
>It is a pretty complete list of "network services" that 
>should/could/want to be free. This could help complete the list started 
>here :

Indeed that is an impressive list!

>I have a question about php packaging : should packages have a default 
>install procedure in them to get at the end of the installation a 
>http://localhost/package/ (for example ampache or scuttle do this). As 
>far as the FreedomBox is concerned I think this would be handy but am 
>not sure if it is recommended or frowned about by debian.

This is documented in Debian Policy §11.5:

>4.   Web Document Root
>     Web Applications should try to avoid storing files in the Web
>     Document Root.  Instead they should use the
>     /usr/share/doc/<package> directory for documents and register the
>     Web Application via the `doc-base' package.  If access to the web
>     document root is unavoidable then use
>          /var/www
>     as the Document Root.  This might be just a symbolic link to the
>     location where the system administrator has put the real document
>     root.

  - Jonas

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