Bug 48792 - httpd util apachectl returns wrong status information
Summary: httpd util apachectl returns wrong status information
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: All (show other bugs)
Version: 2.0.63
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-02-22 06:47 UTC by Kevin Q
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:09 UTC (History)
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Description Kevin Q 2010-02-22 06:47:10 UTC
We run more than one version of apache httpd on my os.
When calling 
$ ~/apache2063/bin/apachectl status
$ ~/apache2059/bin/apachectl status
under different local installed version(2.0.63/2.0.59),
but returns same information about 2.2.12(which default installed on my system).

We think this is a bug because
$ ~/apache2063/bin/apachectl start/stop/restart
will control only local version of httpd
$ ~/apache2063/bin/apachectl status
returns information of system version of httpd,
isn't it strange?

We tested 2.2.x have the same problem.
Comment 1 Eric Covener 2010-02-22 12:21:45 UTC
Changing to enhancement, apachectl doesn't try too hard to figure out what host/port server-status might be accessable on.  The manual suggests setting the URL to be queried if the default doesn't work out for you.
Comment 2 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:09:58 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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