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Bug 1513701 - Yum install mod_php installs php-7.1.x but uses php-fpm
Summary: Yum install mod_php installs php-7.1.x but uses php-fpm
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: php
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Remi Collet
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2017-11-15 19:30 UTC by Scott Baker
Modified: 2017-11-17 07:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-11-16 06:02:19 UTC

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Description Scott Baker 2017-11-15 19:30:31 UTC
Description of problem:
I want to use mod_php to server PHP 7.1.x via Apache but the module isn't installed correctly.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install apache php mod_php
2. start apache
3. notice in phpinfo() that php is served via php-fpm

Expected results:
phpinfo() says that php is served via Apache 2.0 handler

Additional info:
in /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf it tries mod_php5 first, then mod_php7, and finally fails back to php-fpm.

# Redirect to local php-fpm if mod_php is not available
<IfModule !mod_php5.c>
  <IfModule !mod_php7.c>
    # Enable http authorization headers
    SetEnvIfNoCase ^Authorization$ "(.+)" HTTP_AUTHORIZATION=$1

    <FilesMatch \.(php|phar)$>
        SetHandler "proxy:unix:/run/php-fpm/www.sock|fcgi://localhost"

Comment 1 Remi Collet 2017-11-16 06:02:19 UTC
> phpinfo() says that php is served via Apache 2.0 handler

So, that works, as expected.

By default httpd use the threaded MPM, which isn't supported by mod_php, so FPM is used by default.

Comment 2 Remi Collet 2017-11-16 07:23:33 UTC
If you really want to use mod_php you can

- remove php-fpm (which is only a weak dep)

- uncomment the "LoadModule php7_module modules/" but this configuration will NOT be supported

- switch httpd back to prefork MPM

Comment 3 Scott Baker 2017-11-16 16:04:14 UTC
I didn't even know php-fpm was a thing until yesterday when I installed F27. I copied over my F25 config and immediately ran in to PHP errors (I didn't have a module installed). I was changing my php.ini trying to turn on debugging and then restarting Apache (which doesn't work because you have to restart php-fpm instead now). I couldn't for the life of me figure out what the PHP error was because things had changed behind the scenes from mod_php to php-fpm and I didn't get any indication this had happened.

/etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf still indicates mod_php which further complicated the issue. At *minimum* we should update that php.conf to indicate that mod_php is deprecated now. This is a pretty big change, that requires knowledge of new components (see above) and is not mentioned anywhere in the ChangeSet:

Comment 4 Scott Baker 2017-11-16 16:05:05 UTC
Also "yum install mod_php" should not install httpd/php-fpm as this is not the intended outcome from that command.

Comment 5 Remi Collet 2017-11-17 07:27:59 UTC
> /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf still indicates mod_php

Improved, but for F28

We usually don't change provided configuration in stable version.

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