Bug 53464 - httpd -t OKs config with syntax error
Summary: httpd -t OKs config with syntax error
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: apache
Version: roswell
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-09-09 22:06 UTC by bastiaan
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-09 22:07:40 UTC


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The problematic httpd.conf (49.66 KB, text/plain)
2001-09-09 22:07 UTC, bastiaan
no flags Details

Description bastiaan 2001-09-09 22:06:25 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010809

Description of problem:
httpd -t says that the configuration is OK, but starting apache gives:
Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 1442 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
</VirtualHost> without matching <VirtualHost> section


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.copy atached config to /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
2.httpd -t
3.service httpd start
	

Actual Results:  httpd -t says:
Syntax OK

service httpd start says:
Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 1442 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
</VirtualHost> without matching <VirtualHost> section


Expected Results:  httpd -t should have complained

Additional info:

The diff between the attached config and the original is:

1280c1280
< #<VirtualHost _default_:443>
---
> <VirtualHost _default_:443>

I've left the priority to normal, even though it does not hinder operation
of Apache, because it can be very annoying to have your http server die due
to a missed syntax error.

Comment 1 bastiaan 2001-09-09 22:07:36 UTC
Created attachment 31397 [details]
The problematic httpd.conf

Comment 2 Joe Orton 2001-11-23 17:04:37 UTC
Hi. If the server is already runnning, you should use

  service httpd condrestart

this will already check that the syntax is correct before restarting, so
you shouldn't accidentally get a dead server from syntax errors.

Running "httpd -t" doesn't pick up this error because the <IfDefine HAVE_SSL>
section isn't evaluated. With the 1.3.22 package in Raw Hide you can use
"apachectl configtest" to check for syntax errors at any time.



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