Bug 42633 - mod_info gives wrong information about actual configuration e.g. -D SUEXEC_BIN setting
Summary: mod_info gives wrong information about actual configuration e.g. -D SUEXEC_BI...
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: mod_info (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.4
Hardware: All All
: P4 minor (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
URL: http://<domain.org>/server-info
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-06-11 06:27 UTC by Christian Schneider
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:10 UTC (History)
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Description Christian Schneider 2007-06-11 06:27:57 UTC
I run a multi-config installation of the apache-2.2.4 in one place, meaning:
For our installation I build several httpds with different settings 
for the suexec-wrapper and place them in one base directory.
The first installation is a very complex one involving php as fast-cgi and other
special features. This installation is a complete one, using "configure",
"make", "make install" and it is put into the following base directory:
/sw/rs_aix52/httpd-2.2.4 .

For the second installation I also use the typical "configure" and "make" 
after removing the old build-files with "make clean" and "rm config.cache".
Except from the suexec-parameters and the name of the httpd-binary the 
configure-command is the same as the first one. 
The installation step of the second run only consists of installing the 
httpd-binary the suexec-binary and the mod_suexec-module under the base 
directory: /sw/rs_aix52/httpd-2.2.4 (in sbin and libexec).

A third installation is done similar to the second one, giving other 

Running the new installation and calling the server-info page on the second 
httpd I was totally confused as the output said that the suexec-wrapper run 
for the second installation is similar to the suexec-wrapper for the first
installation I built.

After several compile sessions I took a look at the mod_suexec source-directory.
Grepping for the suexec-binary I found out that the mod_info-output for the 
suexec-parameters is hard-coded during build-time.

The httpd -V output of the second httpd is correct - it shows the right suexec-bin. 
So I presume the second httpd uses the right (wanted) suexec-wrapper,
but the hard-coded output of the mod_info-module is wrong.
Please, can you acknowledge my presumption...

And as an enhancement, would it be possible to use the "live" httpd -V output
for the suexec-parameters to avoid confusion?


Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:10:05 UTC
Please help us to refine our list of open and current defects; this is a mass update of old and inactive Bugzilla reports which reflect user error, already resolved defects, and still-existing defects in httpd.

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