I'd like to try deploying phpBB in kubernetes

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daaaaang
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I'd like to try deploying phpBB in kubernetes

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Hi! New user, first post, so I'll introduce myself a little. I used to admin a phpBB instance 20 years ago, and I remember it fondly—but I was young, and I had no idea what I was doing, and I had no experience with (or respect for) maintenance, so it's all long gone. These days, it seems like everybody's on Discord, which, well, I didn't make an account here to talk about Discord. My point is, I'm thrilled to see that phpBB is still around, and I'd like to set up a new instance (small one, mostly just for friends). I already have a kubernetes cluster, and that's my preferred environment these days, so here I am.

I've searched around some, and I don't see much talk about running phpBB in a container (other than the dev container, all I could find was this old topic viewtopic.php?t=2337581), let alone in kubernetes. On the other hand, I did find both a container and a helm chart made by bitnami. I can't put my finger on exactly why, but the bitnami stuff just gives me bad vibes. Maybe it's as simple as wanting to run "phpBB" and not "phpBB by Bitnami"? I guess I do have a couple questions about their decisions, e.g. why they default to Apache httpd. It's been about 15 years since I last touched PHP, so I have some catching up to do, but my impression is that FPM has come a long way.

So it looks to me like I'm pretty much doing something experimental. I can definitely fork the GitHub repo, get some containers building with different options for base OS and apache/fpm, and once it's working, if people are interested, I can make a ticket and a PR. But I'm new here, and I don't want to step on any toes or anything. For all I know, I'm completely misusing the search feature, and this is actually a hot topic, and I've just made a bunch of people mad.

So uh, two questions. One—did I make anybody mad? (If so, sorry!)

Or maybe a better question is, do you have any advice about how I should or should not go about this? And two—is anybody interested to see where this goes?

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