[php-maint] Bug#687418: Updating php5 to 5.4.4-5 broke FastCGI setup on my machine

Matthias Urlichs matthias at urlichs.de
Mon Sep 17 20:50:25 UTC 2012


Christoph Anton Mitterer:
> > In fact, this should not happen regardless of whether such re-enabling
> > breaks anything. It might even introduce a security hole; imagine
> > re-enabling mod_dirindex.  :-(
> AFAIU, it doesn't really enable anything... it just sets a different
> handler, which may take away handling from what you've set up.
Your understanding is incomplete.
The postinst script specifically calls a2enable.

> > Therefore I recommend that, at minimum, an upgrade MAY NOT re-enable
> > an Apache module which the administrator has specifically disabled.
> As said above, we don't do this anyway.... there is not even a php5_cgi
> _module_... this is just a trick ;)
I know. But the trick backfired.

-- Matthias Urlichs
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