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[solved] www-data user and apache2 service

Posted: 21 Aug 2015 20:39
by freedom
Hi all SolydXK fans! :D

I have a question about www-data user and why it is running apache2 service on my laptop after install?
I don't recall I have been asked about web server or such things during install process and I certainly don't want
to run web server on laptop anyway.

thanks

Re: www-data user and apache2 service

Posted: 22 Aug 2015 11:58
by Zill
Firstly, let me welcome you to SolydXK forums and I trust that you will enjoy using this great distro. If you would like to post in the "Introduce yourself" section it will be great to hear a bit more about who you are and how you got here!

Regarding apache2, this is not installed on my SolydX system and so it would help if you would advise which particular release of SolydXK you have installed. Have you manually installed apache2 or any other application that requires a web server?

Please open a terminal and post the full output of the following four commands:

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cat /etc/lsb-release
uname -a
apt policy apache2
inxi -r
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[code]my output text
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Re: www-data user and apache2 service

Posted: 22 Aug 2015 12:33
by freedom
Hi and thank you for your welcome.
I will surely go to Introduce section as soon I decide I'm staying on Solyd ground :D

And regarding your questions, no I did not install apache2. It's on fresh install SolydK

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$ cat /etc/lsb-release 
DISTRIB_ID=SolydXK
DISTRIB_RELEASE=8
DISTRIB_CODENAME=solydxk
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="SolydK 8 64-bit"

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$ uname -a
Linux solydk 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u3 (2015-08-04) x86_64 GNU/Linux

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$ apt policy apache2
apache2:
  Installed: 2.4.10-10+deb8u1
  Candidate: 2.4.10-10+deb8u1
  Version table:
 *** 2.4.10-10+deb8u1 0
        500 http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.4.10-10 0
        500 http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main amd64 Packages

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$ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/solydxk/repository/ solydxk main upstream import
           deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian jessie main contrib non-free
           deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian/ jessie-backports main contrib non-free
and here is apache running processes

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$ ps aux | grep apache
root      1457  0.0  0.4 329832  8748 ?        Ss   12:16   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
www-data  1556  0.0  0.0 329856  1220 ?        S    12:16   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
www-data  1560  0.0  0.0 329856  1220 ?        S    12:16   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
www-data  1561  0.0  0.0 329856  1220 ?        S    12:16   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
www-data  1562  0.0  0.0 329856  1220 ?        S    12:16   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
www-data  1563  0.0  0.0 329856  1220 ?        S    12:16   0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start

Re: www-data user and apache2 service

Posted: 22 Aug 2015 13:04
by Arjen Balfoort
apache2 is not part of SolydXK.
It must have been a dependency of a package you installed after the initial system install.

Re: www-data user and apache2 service

Posted: 22 Aug 2015 13:13
by freedom
Huh, maybe some of the software that is advertised on welcome screen...
I installed some of them.

Will check. :mrgreen:

Re: www-data user and apache2 service

Posted: 22 Aug 2015 14:23
by freedom
Yep...
apps from welcome screens...

dolibar, letodms... needs php and php needs apache
and there you have it :mrgreen:

Uninstalled all :ugeek:

p.s.
aptitude is a good tool for uninstall because it removes dependencies also (not needed for other packages)
and you will need to delete www-data user manually (if you want)

Re: www-data user and apache2 service

Posted: 22 Aug 2015 14:29
by Zill
freedom: I'm pleased you found the problem. :-)

Would you now please mark the thread as solved to help any other users with a similar query. You need to edit your first post in this thread and add the prefix [Solved] to the title. Only the OP (Original Poster) can do this.