Mod_security and debian

lo, once again I’ve been bitten by the fun of licenses and debian. My well loved mod_security patch for apache has been removed from debian, as it includes apache headers, which cannot be redistributed by license. Ugh. The project itself is open, but it can’t be distributed by Debian’s rules.

While I could go and build it myself, I still would much rather have a .deb file available, and made by somebody else. I’m lazy, I’ll admit it. Well, thankfully google found one for me today: “Mod_security deb’s for debian testing”:http://etc.inittab.org/~agi/debian/libapache-mod-security/

In looking at this issue, I have found another project I am looking at for possible usage too, and will report on it when I can, “mod_ifier”:http://www.steve.org.uk/Software/mod_ifier/ which tries to do much of what mod_security does. Quite similar overall, and well featured.

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