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

Christoph Anton Mitterer calestyo at scientia.net
Mon Sep 17 22:57:14 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-09-18 at 00:00 +0200, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> fastcgi, but yes.
Well... we have to expect both causing troubles...

> > Big problem though is, are the files then served as normal files by
> > Apache?
> Yes. The file gets served as-is, with a mimetype of
> application/x-whatever-php.
This is really strange... I mean that it gets this MIME type.
Does anyone have an explanation for this? Cause I've always thought
Apache considers handlers and MIME types to be different "classes".

> If there's a database password / server secret in there,
> $WORLD now knows it.
> In an ideal world, your server cannot serve the include file
> which has the actual secret sauce that's used by index.php.
> Most people choose not to live in an ideal world. ;-)
Of course,... the main reason why I opened the other bugs about the very
same problem, when MIME Types were dropped from mime-support.

Anyway... right now I have no real ideas how to go on, except perhaps


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