Bug 50521 - Comment at top of sample main config file is wrong
Summary: Comment at top of sample main config file is wrong
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Build (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.16
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-12-25 08:48 UTC by Charles
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:08 UTC (History)
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Description Charles 2010-12-25 08:48:07 UTC
The comment at the top of the sample main config file is generated (this sample from Slackware64 13.1) as:

# ...  If the filenames do *not* begin
# with "/", the value of ServerRoot is prepended -- so "/var/log/httpd/foo_log"
# with ServerRoot set to "/usr" will be interpreted by the
# server as "/usr//var/log/httpd/foo_log".

The leading / of both /var strings should not be present.

A possible patch (for 2.1.7, created by "ponce" not me and online at http://ponce.cc/slackware/testing/other/patches/rel_logfiledir.patch) is

--- httpd-2.2.17/configure.orig	2010-12-25 11:46:47.000000000 +0100
+++ httpd-2.2.17/configure	2010-12-25 11:53:58.000000000 +0100
@@ -3185,7 +3185,8 @@
     # it wasn't so return the original
+# I said strip it
+rel_logfiledir="`echo ${rel_logfiledir} | sed -e 's#^/##'`"
Comment 1 ponce 2010-12-25 12:46:22 UTC
maybe this is more appriopriate?


the problem seems to be in the variable keeping a leading path inheriting it from exp_logfiledir.
Comment 2 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:15 UTC
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