[DRE-maint] Bug#689038: camping: Does not support HTTP POST

Salvatore Bonaccorso carnil at debian.org
Tue Oct 23 17:25:37 UTC 2012

Hi Paul

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 05:12:51PM +0200, Paul van Tilburg wrote:
> Package: camping
> Version: 2.1.498-3
> Severity: grave
> Tags: patch upstream
> Justification: renders package unusable
> Hi,
> Currently, it is not possible in Debian to use the Camping framework to
> write/create an application that supports HTTP POST next to GET nor to
> use/run Camping webapps that use POST.
> This only holds when using Camping server and not other deployment methods. 
> However, it is obviously a must for it to work during development.
> The problem is caused by the fact that the Rack::File middleware, used for
> serving static files, is chained before the app and this middleware
> logically doesn't support POST and throws a HTTP 405 error which is
> subsequently not handled.
> The patch attached ensures that HTTP 405 is ignored and the POST request is
> propagated to the Camping app.

Niels Thykier announced[1] that this package is a candidate for
removal. I'm not a user of this package, so can not judge if the patch
is sufficient, but it is comitted as is already some time upstream.

Do you plan to upload the package applying the patch? Please note that
this should happen before of the 26th october.

 [1]: http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2012/10/msg00817.html

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