Bug 58141 - Apache Service doesn't start when rotatlogs.exe path contains spaces
Summary: Apache Service doesn't start when rotatlogs.exe path contains spaces
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: mod_log_config (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.29
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
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Reported: 2015-07-15 11:29 UTC by eb
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:09 UTC (History)
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Description eb 2015-07-15 11:29:06 UTC
Apache Service doesn't start when rotatlogs.exe path contains spaces

When I install Apache under d:/t e s t/  

the CustomLog looks like this:

  CustomLog "||d:/t e s t/apache/bin/rotatelogs.exe -f d:/t e s t/apache/logs/access.%Y-%m-%d.log 86400" common

Then when I start the Apache service, it reports the following error:

The Apache service named  reported the following error:
>>> (OS 2)The system can not find the file specified.  : Couldn't start ErrorLog process     .

The Apache service named  reported the following error:
>>> Unable to open logs     .

without the spaces in the Path it works with no errors.

I have already tried the following:

  CustomLog "||"d:/t e s t/apache/bin/rotatelogs.exe" -f "d:/t e s t/apache/logs/access.%Y-%m-%d.log" 86400" common

  CustomLog "||'d:/t e s t/apache/bin/rotatelogs.exe' -f 'd:/t e s t/apache/logs/access.%Y-%m-%d.log' 86400" common

  CustomLog "||d:/t\ e\ s\ t/apache/bin/rotatelogs.exe -f d:/t\ e\ s\ t/apache/logs/access.%Y-%m-%d.log 86400" common

  CustomLog "||"d:/t\ e\ s\ t/apache/bin/rotatelogs.exe" -f "d:/t\ e\ s\ t/apache/logs/access.%Y-%m-%d.log" 86400" common
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:09:31 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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