libapache2-mod-php5 postinst script does not enable module

Bug #953081 reported by James Page
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
php5 (Debian)
Fix Released
php5 (Ubuntu)
James Page
James Page

Bug Description

The postinst maintainer script for libapache2-mod-php5 correctly enabled the php5 apache module; however the reload_apache function does a force-reload:

    if apache2ctl configtest 2>/dev/null; then
        invoke-rc.d apache2 force-reload || true
        echo "Your apache2 configuration is broken, so we're not restarting it for you."

I don't think this is sufficient to enable the php5 module; this can be seen when installing lamp-server as follows:

sudo tasksel install lamp-server
sudo echo "<? $world=\"Hello World!\"; echo $world; ?>" > /var/www/test.php
wget http://localhost:80/test.php

test.php is returned unprocessed.

Restarting apache resolves this issue.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: libapache2-mod-php5 5.3.10-1ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-18.29-generic 3.2.9
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-18-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Mar 12 14:53:18 2012
SourcePackage: php5
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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James Page (james-page) wrote :
Gema Gomez (gema)
tags: added: iso-testing qa-daily-tesing
tags: added: qa-daily-testing
removed: qa-daily-tesing
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Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

Looks like there is some open debate on the Debian side as to how best to handle it. The real problem is not that force-reload is insufficient.. its fine sometimes. But that it doesn't initialize php on a new install.

Changed in php5 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in php5 (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
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Ondřej Surý (ondrej) wrote :

Fixed in cbdf7c2. Feel free to pull. I am probably going to update php5 in unstable after it migrates to testing.

Changed in php5 (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
James Page (james-page)
Changed in php5 (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-12.04
Changed in php5 (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: nobody → James Page (james-page)
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package php5 - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3

php5 (5.3.10-1ubuntu3) precise; urgency=low

  * Cherry picked fixes from Debian testing:
    - d/maxlifetime: Improve maxlifetime script to scan for more SAPIs and
      scan all *.ini in conf.d directory.
      (LP: #916065).
    - d/libapache2-mod-php5.postinst,libapache2-mod-php5filter.postinst:
      Restart apache on first install to ensure module is fully enabled.
      (LP: #953081).
 -- James Page <email address hidden> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 14:27:10 +0100

Changed in php5 (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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