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Bug 77450 - PHP does not update Apache's configs
Summary: PHP does not update Apache's configs
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 73513
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: php
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-07 08:38 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-07 09:44:41 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-11-07 08:38:33 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:
Installing PHP packages does not change Apache config, so it is impossible to
use php scripts. I have to put all necessary configuration directives for PHP
into Apache config manualy!

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RH 8.0 with apache and php
2.Try to access any php script
3.Be suprized - it does not work

Actual Results:  It is impossible to use php scripts after installing RH 8.0

Expected Results:  PHP package script should add all necessary directives to
apache config file. I should not do it by hand! It is a very serious BUG!

Additional info:

Should be fixed IMMEDIATELY!!!

Comment 1 Joe Orton 2002-11-07 09:04:51 UTC
The Apache configuration directives for PHP are placed in
/etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf, which is loaded by Apache by default.
What config directives did you need to add to httpd.conf?

There are a number of reasons why PHP scripts which worked with 7.x
may not work with the 8.0 PHP packages; mostly these are documented in
the migration guide at /usr/share/doc/httpd-2.0.40/migration.html,
which I suggest you read.

One issue not mentioned is that the "short_open_tag" config option is
turned off by default in /etc/php.ini, so PHP scripts which use the
"<? ... ?>" syntex will not work.  This can be changed in

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-11-07 09:44:35 UTC
Thanks for fast reaction. Probably I was not right - php is active and a reason
in this short_open_tag. I've used as test php stuff scripts from RH's standard
"wordtrans" package. It just shows me the php sources :-)
So probably it is a bug in "wordtrans" package, not in php.

So this report should be renamed to "wordtrans php scripts bug".

But IMHO it was extremly BAD idea to set short_open_tag to off by default. To my
mind you should change it, otherwise you will have a lot of complains about php
not working. 

So, even if packages that a part of 8.0 distribution affected by this setting,
it is really better to change this default.

Sorry for wrong report :-) I have not enough time to check all the things. My
idea was that at least packages that are part of distribution should work :-).

Comment 3 Joe Orton 2002-11-07 09:53:03 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73513 ***

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