Why does apache22 port want python?

Tom Worster fsb at thefsb.org
Thu Nov 4 19:38:53 UTC 2010

I can't spot anything obvious in the config menu for apache22 or
apr-ipv6-devrandom-gdbm-db42 that would lead to python
dependency. Here's my selections:

Options for apache 2.2.17_1
[ ] THREADS               Enable threads support in APR
[ ] MYSQL                 Enable MySQL support for apr-dbd
[ ] PGSQL                 Enable PostgreSQL support for apr-dbd
[ ] SQLITE                Enable SQLite support for apr-dbd
[ ] IPV6                  Enable IPv6 support
[ ] BDB                   Enable BerkeleyDB dbm
[X] AUTH_BASIC            Enable mod_auth_basic
[X] AUTH_DIGEST           Enable mod_auth_digest
[X] AUTHN_FILE            Enable mod_authn_file
[ ] AUTHN_DBD             Enable mod_authn_dbd
[X] AUTHN_DBM             Enable mod_authn_dbm
[X] AUTHN_ANON            Enable mod_authn_anon
[X] AUTHN_DEFAULT         Enable mod_authn_default
[X] AUTHN_ALIAS           Enable mod_authn_alias
[X] AUTHZ_HOST            Enable mod_authz_host
[X] AUTHZ_GROUPFILE       Enable mod_authz_groupfile
[X] AUTHZ_USER            Enable mod_authz_user
[X] AUTHZ_DBM             Enable mod_authz_dbm
[X] AUTHZ_OWNER           Enable mod_authz_owner
[X] AUTHZ_DEFAULT         Enable mod_authz_default
[X] CACHE                 Enable mod_cache
[X] DISK_CACHE            Enable mod_disk_cache
[X] FILE_CACHE            Enable mod_file_cache
[ ] MEM_CACHE             Enable mod_mem_cache
[ ] DAV                   Enable mod_dav
[ ] DAV_FS                Enable mod_dav_fs
[ ] BUCKETEER             Enable mod_bucketeer
[ ] CASE_FILTER           Enable mod_case_filter
[ ] CASE_FILTER_IN        Enable mod_case_filter_in
[ ] EXT_FILTER            Enable mod_ext_filter
[ ] LOG_FORENSIC          Enable mod_log_forensic
[ ] OPTIONAL_HOOK_EXPORT  Enable mod_optional_hook_export
[ ] OPTIONAL_HOOK_IMPORT  Enable mod_optional_hook_import
[ ] OPTIONAL_FN_IMPORT    Enable mod_optional_fn_import
[ ] OPTIONAL_FN_EXPORT    Enable mod_optional_fn_export
[ ] LDAP                  Enable mod_ldap
[ ] AUTHNZ_LDAP           Enable mod_authnz_ldap
[X] ACTIONS               Enable mod_actions
[X] ALIAS                 Enable mod_alias
[X] ASIS                  Enable mod_asis
[X] AUTOINDEX             Enable mod_autoindex
[X] CERN_META             Enable mod_cern_meta
[X] CGI                   Enable mod_cgi
[X] CHARSET_LITE          Enable mod_charset_lite
[ ] DBD                   Enable mod_dbd
[X] DEFLATE               Enable mod_deflate
[X] DIR                   Enable mod_dir
[X] DUMPIO                Enable mod_dumpio
[X] ENV                   Enable mod_env
[X] EXPIRES               Enable mod_expires
[X] HEADERS               Enable mod_headers
[X] IMAGEMAP              Enable mod_imagemap
[X] INCLUDE               Enable mod_include
[X] INFO                  Enable mod_info
[X] LOG_CONFIG            Enable mod_log_config
[X] LOGIO                 Enable mod_logio
[X] MIME                  Enable mod_mime
[X] MIME_MAGIC            Enable mod_mime_magic
[X] NEGOTIATION           Enable mod_negotiation
[X] REWRITE               Enable mod_rewrite
[X] SETENVIF              Enable mod_setenvif
[X] SPELING               Enable mod_speling
[X] STATUS                Enable mod_status
[X] UNIQUE_ID             Enable mod_unique_id
[X] USERDIR               Enable mod_userdir
[X] USERTRACK             Enable mod_usertrack
[X] VHOST_ALIAS           Enable mod_vhost_alias
[X] FILTER                Enable mod_filter
[X] VERSION               Enable mod_version
[ ] PROXY                 Enable mod_proxy
[ ] PROXY_CONNECT         Enable mod_proxy_connect
[ ] PATCH_PROXY_CONNECT   Patch proxy_connect SSL support
[ ] PROXY_FTP             Enable mod_proxy_ftp
[ ] PROXY_HTTP            Enable mod_proxy_http
[ ] PROXY_AJP             Enable mod_proxy_ajp
[ ] PROXY_BALANCER        Enable mod_proxy_balancer
[ ] PROXY_SCGI            Enable mod_proxy_scgi
[X] SSL                   Enable mod_ssl
[ ] SUEXEC                Enable mod_suexec
[ ] SUEXEC_RSRCLIMIT      SuEXEC rlimits based on login class
[X] REQTIMEOUT            Enable mod_reqtimeout
[ ] CGID                  Enable mod_cgid

Options for apr-ipv6-devrandom-gdbm-db42
[X] THREADS    Enable Threads in apr
[ ] IPV6       Enable IPV6 Support in apr
[ ] BDB        Enable Berkley BDB support in apr-util
[X] GDBM       Enable GNU dbm support in apr-util
[ ] LDAP       Enable LDAP support in apr-util
[ ] MYSQL      Enable MySQL suport in apr-util
[ ] NDBM       Enable NDBM support in apr-util
[ ] PGSQL      Enable Postgresql suport in apr-util
[ ] SQLITE     Enable SQLite3 support in apr-util
[X] DEVRANDOM  Use /dev/random or compatible in apr

On 11/4/10 2:59 PM, "Antonio Vieiro" <antonio at antonioshome.net> wrote:

> Maybe this is configurable in the port? I don't think apache22 depends
> on python at all, but maybe some apache plugin does.
> I'd try with make config install clean
> Cheers,
> Antonio
> On 04/11/2010 19:30, Tom Worster wrote:
>> I don't need python for anything, afaik. What does apache want it for?
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