Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67196
Apache upgrade should restart the server
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:24 EDT
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Description of problem:
Apache 1.3.22-6 came out and was upgraded to via up2date. The httpd server
wasn't restarted and Apache after a number of hours tried to reread
mod_log_config.so. In the process the symbols had changed and the server crashed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade Apache from an older version to the latest version
Actual Results: Server crashes
Expected Results: Server to be restarted to prevent crash
The failure to restart the server after the upgrade I'm pretty sure isn't
responsible for your crash. See bug 67224 and bug 67301.
However, it should still be restarted after a security update if for no other
reason than to make sure the security hole gets sealed in a timely manner. If
we weren't running logrotate, we'd still be running the old insecure version of
Apache since it never got restarted.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 67301 ***
Chaos: I don't think this is a duplicate.... failure to attempt to restart the
server is different than the server crashing when you attempt to restart it.
Can you reopen this?
Actually, the root problem was that the server crashed and it was caused by the
exact problem mentioned in the other bug. Restarting the server was just my
workaround with my past understanding. I do think that the web server should be
restarted, but I can mention that in the other bug report.