Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 169385
apachectl forgets to pass options for config check
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
When /etc/sysconfig/httpd is non-empty, apachectl sources it.
However, when it checks the validity of the config files using httpd -t, it does not use the OPTIONS variable. See the script, lines 103 and following:
case $ARGV in
if $HTTPD -t >&/dev/null; then
$HTTPD $OPTIONS -k $ARGV
echo "apachectl: Configuration syntax error, will not run \"$ARGV\":"
I have a broken configuration in the default location, this results in the mystifying:
apachectl: Configuration syntax error, will not run "graceful":
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have in /etc/sysconfig/httpd:
2. Suppose that the configuration in /etc/httpd is broken
3. Try ``apachectl graceful''
Obviously, line 105 of the script should be changed to:
if $HTTPD $OPTIONS -t >&/dev/null; then
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
Problem seems to have been corrected as of httpd-2.2.3-5