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Bug 145822 - httpd options not working
Summary: httpd options not working
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: httpd
Version: 3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-01-21 21:54 UTC by Moxley Stratton
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-01-21 22:43:08 UTC

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Description Moxley Stratton 2005-01-21 21:54:51 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Gecko/20041111 Firefox/1.0

Description of problem:
The options '-v', '-V', '-l' and possibly others of the httpd
executable do not produce output.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
[root@moxley ~]# /usr/sbin/httpd -v
[root@moxley ~]# /usr/sbin/httpd -V
[root@moxley ~]# /usr/sbin/httpd -l

Actual Results:  Nothing. Returned to prompt.

Expected Results:  From the httpd man page:
-v     Print the version of httpd, and then exit.
-V     Print the version and build parameters of httpd, and then exit.
-l     Output  a  list  of  modules  compiled  into the server. This
will not list dynamically loaded modules
              included using the LoadModule directive.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Joe Orton 2005-01-21 22:43:08 UTC
This is due to the SELinux policy, which prevents httpd from having
terminal access by default.  You can work around it using, e.g.:

# httpd -V | cat

or you can change the policy to allow httpd to access the terminal using:

# setsebool httpd_tty_comm 1

pass -P to setsebool to make the policy change permanent; ensure you
have the latest FC3 "libselinux" package from the FC3 updates.

For further information on SELinux/Apache integration in FC3, please

For general information on SELinux in FC3, please see:

Comment 2 Levente Farkas 2005-08-25 09:06:35 UTC
this is very strange! since one of our server gives:
# getsebool httpd_tty_comm
httpd_tty_comm --> inactive
[root@blue:~]httpd -S
VirtualHost configuration:
while on the other can't give any output without setting httpd_tty_comm to 1!
why? what's the difference? both has selinux enabled... 
do it seems there are some other problems too..

Comment 3 Joe Orton 2005-08-25 09:18:12 UTC
In FC4 httpd the SELinux security context transition does not occur if httpd is
invoked from the command line, only if invoked from the init script.

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