Bug 178644 - PerlSendHeader off doesn't work
PerlSendHeader off doesn't work
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mod_perl (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-01-22 19:25 EST by Joshua Weage
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 14:48:20 EDT
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Description Joshua Weage 2006-01-22 19:25:10 EST
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Description of problem:
PerlSendHeader off is required for perl scripts that produce their own http headers.  The description of this option is available in the mod_perl documentation.

With EL 3, setting this option results in Apache sending the script output as text/plain, i.e. Apache is adding http and content type headers before sending the script output, which makes mod_perl unusable for scripts which require non parsed headers.

This doesn't happen with Apache 2.2.0 and mod_perl 2.0.2.

An easy way to test this is to write a very simple perl script which sends the following:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: text/html


Run that in a directory with the PerlSendHeader off option set, and you will get the above as text in a browser.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable mod_perl and the PerlSendHeader off option
2. Setup a non parsed headers script
3. Receive output as text/plain in browser

Actual Results:  Script output transmitted as text/plain

Expected Results:  Apache should not be adding http/content-type headers.

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Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 14:48:20 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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