Bug 56251 - Increase maximum length of FcgidInitialEnv string
Summary: Increase maximum length of FcgidInitialEnv string
Status: RESOLVED LATER
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: mod_fcgid (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.26
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
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Keywords: MassUpdate
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Reported: 2014-03-12 18:06 UTC by Nathan Weeks
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:09 UTC (History)
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Description Nathan Weeks 2014-03-12 18:06:31 UTC
FcgidInitialEnv only accepts strings of length 127, silently truncating longer strings. This limit is frequently inadequate for the PERL5LIB environment variable.

This issue has been noted elsewhere:

http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/httpd-dev/201008.mbox/%3C201008171634.16296.erik.wasser@iquer.net%3E

http://gmod.org/wiki/Recompiling_mod_fcgid_to_avoid_truncated_Perl_library_paths

The 512-byte limit proposed in the second link seems reasonable.

--
Nathan Weeks
IT Specialist
USDA-ARS Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit
Crop Genome Informatics Laboratory
Iowa State University
http://weeks.public.iastate.edu/
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:09:18 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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