Request: Update to latest lighttpd. The latest lighttpd is lighttpd 1.4.55, released Jan 2020.
Rationale: Had some problems with adding SSL certificate and IPv6 (see below on canonical thread about post 80 onwards). Problem isolated to issues with ipv6/ssl in lighttpd. When posting queries on lighttpd forum had reply as follows. Seems like a good idea to update to solve the particular certificate problem and also benefit from other improvements since then.
However, any Linux distribution which packages lighttpd does so independently from this site, and the configuration they provide is also independent from this site. Similarly, independent distributions are responsible (or not) for keeping up with the latest lighttpd releases, which include bug fixes. lighttpd 1.4.45 was released Jan 2017, over three years ago. There have been (and 831 commmits). The latest lighttpd is lighttpd 1.4.55, released Jan 2020.
In lighttpd 1.4.46 (released Oct 2017) and later, the ssl configuration can be inherited from the global scope and shared between IPv4 and IPv6 configurations.