Debian's WordPress package depends on apache|httpd, lighttpd also provides httpd, but when I try to install WordPress, apt requires me to install apache2!

What I should do? I want to use only lighttpd !


According to the Debian package page for wordpress, it appears that lighttpd should satisfy the dependency. However, it also requires libapache2-mod-php5 or php5, which is why I think it still pulls in Apache: while you have installed lighttpd, you may have forgotten to install the matching PHP package.

Make sure lighttpd and php5 are both installed before installing wordpress, and that should fix your problem.

  • Well, may be it's right, the key is php5-cgi – Frost Phantom Aug 1 '15 at 0:22

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