Bug 48705 - flag to allow newlines in the error log as opposed to a compile time directive
Summary: flag to allow newlines in the error log as opposed to a compile time directive
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.11
Hardware: All All
: P2 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-02-08 12:01 UTC by brian j
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:08 UTC (History)
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Description brian j 2010-02-08 12:01:48 UTC
apache 1+ allowed newlines to be printed in the error log.
apache 2+ now needs a compile time directive to enable this...

This should be a .conf file modifiable parameter as opposed to a compile time directive.  The user should have easy control over this VERY useful debugging option as opposed to having to download the source and recompile.

Recompiling isn't an option at a lot of places they require all packages to come from a repository or for developers that need to maintain the same levels of the application in their sandboxes, test, QA, and production environments.

This option should be enabled by default with the override parameter in the .conf file set to not allow unescaped characters in the error log.

Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:33 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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