Bug 43561 - apxs -q anomaly
Summary: apxs -q anomaly
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Build (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.6
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate, PatchAvailable
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-10-05 08:27 UTC by Mohamed Mirzar
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:08 UTC (History)
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Description Mohamed Mirzar 2007-10-05 08:27:52 UTC
Executing apxs (from httpd 2.2.6) -q LIBEXEC returns an empty string. This was
discovered during building of php-5.2.4 against httpd-2.2.6. It was caused by
the variable libexecdir in config_vars.mk being assigned to ${libdir}/httpd.
Changing the variable assignment to ${exec_prefix}/lib/httpd provides the
expected result. Upon further investigation of the apxs script, apparently the
get_vars() function was unable to perform proper variable substitution and
adding the following modifications to the apxs script provides the solution:

my $libdir = get_vars("libdir")
my $CFG_LIBDIR = eval qq("$libdir")

my %internal_vars = map {$_ => 1}

Can someone please check the modifications as I am not proficient in perl and
was only guessing.
Comment 1 Wim Lewis 2012-05-01 20:05:07 UTC
As of 2.2.22, apxs doesn't provide a value for LIBEXEC, but seems to provide a correct value for LIBEXECDIR (and the code in apxs looks like Mohamed Mirzar's in that case). From config.layout it looks like libexecdir is only derived from exec_prefix/prefix, not libdir. Is this bug fixed?
Comment 2 Carsten Grzemba 2015-04-30 07:17:49 UTC
in 2.4.12 the problem still exist
apcs -q libexecdir returns only a perl warning but no value. There is libexecdir derived from libdir
Comment 3 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:23 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.

As repeatedly announced, the Apache HTTP Server Project has discontinued all development and patch review of the 2.2.x series of releases. The final release 2.2.34 was published in July 2017, and no further evaluation of bug reports or security risks will be considered or published for 2.2.x releases. All reports older than 2.4.x have been updated to status RESOLVED/LATER; no further action is expected unless the report still applies to a current version of httpd.

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