Bug 808546 - apr and apr-util versions are too far behind for modern Apache
Summary: apr and apr-util versions are too far behind for modern Apache
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: apr
Version: 5.7
Hardware: All
OS: All
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team
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Reported: 2012-03-30 16:43 UTC by Mikhail T.
Modified: 2012-05-11 20:27 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-05-10 14:08:58 UTC
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Description Mikhail T. 2012-03-30 16:43:03 UTC
Description of problem:

While one does not expect RedHat to always offer the latest version of Apache's httpd itself, the components needed to build the server locally are just too far out of date to be reasonable. The latest releases of both Apache-2.2.x and Apache-2.4.x branches require apr-1.4.x

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

Both apr and apu are 1.2.7 and need updating to 1.4.x

How reproducible:

Try building the latest Apache using the system-provided apr/apr-util

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ./configure --with-apr=/usr/bin/apr-1-config
2. gmake -j4
Actual results:
Build failure.

Expected results:
Build succeeding.

Additional info:
The work-around, of course, is to use apr and apr-util bundled in the Apache source. But that's not a good practice and a resort for those, who are forced to use systems with poor support of third-party software... RedHat should do better.

Comment 1 Joe Orton 2012-05-10 14:08:58 UTC
Thanks for contacting us, and I'm sorry that you are disappointed!

It should not be too much of a surprise to find that older versions of RHEL do not provide a bleeding-edge build environment, though.

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Comment 2 Mikhail T. 2012-05-11 20:27:55 UTC
I'm not expecting "bleeding edge". But shipping 1.2, when 1.4 has been available for several years is a bug, in my not so humble opinion. Had you offered version 1.3, it would've been acceptable.

But 1.2 was just long old ago...

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