Bug 92028 - DirectoryIndex index.php in php.conf overwritten by httpd.conf
DirectoryIndex index.php in php.conf overwritten by httpd.conf
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: php (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-05-31 17:25 EDT by Tomasz Ostrowski
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-02 05:28:48 EDT
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Description Tomasz Ostrowski 2003-05-31 17:25:11 EDT
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Description of problem:
DirectoryIndex index.php directive in php.conf file is overwritten by httpd.conf.

The comment "Add index.php to the list of files that will be served as directory
indexes." is untrue and misleading: DirectoryIndex directive overwrites list of
index files - not adds them. It's makes it hard to find the cause of not working

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install php package with default httpd.conf.
2. Create directory /var/www/php
3. Create file /var/www/php/index.php with line
<?php phpinfo() ?>
4. Check page http://localhost/php/

Actual Results:  Directory index forbidden

Expected Results:  phpinfo() page

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Comment 1 Joe Orton 2003-06-02 05:28:48 EDT
The DirectoryIndex list does accumulate, this sounds like a configuration or
permissions error.  Note that /var/www/php is not mapped into the URL space by
default; do you mean /var/www/html/php?
Comment 2 Tomasz Ostrowski 2003-06-02 07:38:40 EDT
Oops - it does accumulate in "server config" context but when set in "virtual
host" or "directory" context for the first time it's overwritten (second time

Try the following:
1. With clear system with httpd and php create /etc/httpd/conf.d/_localhost.conf:
        <VirtualHost localhost>
        ServerName localhost
        DocumentRoot /var/www/localhost
        DirectoryIndex index.htm
2. Create file /var/www/localhost/index.php:
        <?php phpinfo() ?>
3. apachectl restart
4. Check page http://localhost/

There's not a word about accumulating DirectoryIndex in Apache documentation
I think this is unsupported feature. Maybe it was added by RedHat...
Comment 3 Joe Orton 2003-06-02 07:55:14 EDT
It's an undocumented feature, and it's worked like that in Apache httpd 1.3 for
quite a long time, we don't patch it in.  The current merging behaviour is
arguably correct, so we wouldn't patch it to change the behaviour.  Can you file
an enhancement request at:

Comment 4 Tomasz Ostrowski 2003-06-02 08:40:10 EDT
OK: http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=20414


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