[php-maint] Bug#535253: php5-ldap: ldap module not loading using fcgi (at least with lighttpd)

Deny Dias mediaspace at mkttv.net
Wed Jul 1 07:51:24 UTC 2009

Package: php5-ldap
Version: 5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny3
Severity: important

When using php through lighttpd fast cgi interface (I don't know about apache as I don't use it), php's ldap.so module is not loaded. To verify, just create a php file in your webserver root directory with:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

When you load this script in your web browser and search by 'ldap', there is no mention. Instead, if you issue:

$ php -c /etc/php5/cgi/php.ini -i|grep ldap

the module is correctly loaded, as informed by grep output.

My lighttpd fcgi configuration is:

## FastCGI programs have the same functionality as CGI programs,
## but are considerably faster through lower interpreter startup
## time and socketed communication
## Documentation: /usr/share/doc/lighttpd-doc/fastcgi.txt.gz
##                http://www.lighttpd.net/documentation/fastcgi.html

server.modules   += ( "mod_fastcgi" )

## Start an FastCGI server for php (needs the php5-cgi package)
fastcgi.server    = ( ".php" =>
                "bin-path" => "/usr/bin/php-cgi",
                "socket" => "/tmp/php.socket",
                "max-procs" => 1,
                "idle-timeout" => 20,
                "bin-environment" => (
                        "PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN" => "4",
                        "PHP_FCGI_MAX_REQUESTS" => "10000"
                "bin-copy-environment" => (
                        "PATH", "SHELL", "USER"
                "broken-scriptfilename" => "enable"

As stated before, I don't have any other web server software instaled on my Debian box, so I cant confirm if this behaviour only impacts lighty.


Deny Dias.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages php5-ldap depends on:
ii  libc6             2.9-12                 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libldap-2.4-2     2.4.11-1               OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libsasl2-2        2.1.22.dfsg1-23+lenny1 Cyrus SASL - authentication abstra
ii  php5-cgi [phpapi- 5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny3  server-side, HTML-embedded scripti
ii  php5-cli [phpapi- 5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny3  command-line interpreter for the p
ii  php5-common       5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny3  Common files for packages built fr

php5-ldap recommends no packages.

php5-ldap suggests no packages.

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