Apache 2.4 scriptalias warning message

Bug #1476049 reported by Josh Stompro
This bug affects 2 people
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Bug Description

EG 2.8.2
Debian Jessie

I've been getting an annoying message when I restart apache

[....] Restarting web server: apache2[Sun Jul 19 15:15:13.636827 2015] [alias:warn] [pid 17781]
AH00671: The Alias directive in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/eg.conf at line 54 will probably never match
because it overlaps an earlier ScriptAlias.

Line 54 of eg.conf is
    51 # --------------------------------------------------------------------!
    52 # System config CGI scripts go here
    53 # --------------------------------------------------------------------!
    54 Alias /cgi-bin/offline/ "/openils/var/cgi-bin/offline/"
    55 <Directory "/openils/var/cgi-bin/offline">
    56 AddHandler cgi-script .cgi .pl
    57 AllowOverride None
    58 Options None
    59 Require host
    60 Options FollowSymLinks ExecCGI Indexes
    61 </Directory>

I think that the config in /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/serve-cgi-bin.conf that sets the global ScriptAlias is to blame. I don't think that is necessary for a running EG system, testing will show for sure.

a2disconf serve-cgi-bin

It should be easy enough to add that to the debian jessie makefile, if it fixed the issue with no side effects.


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Ben Shum (bshum) wrote :

I've seen this error occur on Ubuntu 14.04 as well. I think it's a general Apache 2.4 issue.

Renaming this bug to be more generic and maybe tackle problem for both supported base Linux distributions.

tags: added: apache trusty
Changed in evergreen:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
summary: - Debian Jessie scriptalias warning message
+ Apache 2.4 scriptalias warning message
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Galen Charlton (gmc) wrote :

I can confirm that it's an issue for Xenial too.

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Galen Charlton (gmc) wrote :

A patch is available at the tip of the user/gmcharlt/lp1476049_do_not_serve-cgi-bin branch in the working repository:


Changed in evergreen:
milestone: none → 2.11-beta
tags: added: pullrequest xenial
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Galen Charlton (gmc) wrote :

Also, a version of the patch just for rel_2_10 that only touches Jessie is available at the tip of the user/gmcharlt/lp1476049_do_not_serve-cgi-bin_rel_2_10 branch.

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Mike Rylander (mrylander) wrote :

Picked into 2.10 and web client sprint-3 (accidentally, but, to be merged soon to master). Thanks, Galen!

Changed in evergreen:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in evergreen:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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