Bug#233694: apache: mod_autoindex missing IndexOption IgnoreCase
On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 12:59:56AM +1100, Andrew Greig wrote:
> After running 'strings' against mod_autoindex.so, then subsequently
> examining the apache .orig.tar.gz, showed that the standard mod_autoindex
> is not being used. Instead the mod_autoindex.c from apache-contrib-1.0.8a,
> which lacks IgnoreCase, appears to be included.
> My questions:
> - Why are contributed, undocumented modules being used instead of the
> standard ones?
> - Could the standard mod_autoindex be included instead?
> - How can I list files case-insensitively with the current Debian apache?
This is a decision that predates my involvement with Apache. From some
archaelogical digging, mod_autoindex was modified by Johnie Ingram
(the previous maintainer) to introduce StudlyIndexing. Now people may
be using StudlyIndexing so we can't just arbitrarily switch back.
The good news is that the IgnoreCase option doesn't seem to be a huge
amount of work to add back to the forked version of mod_autoindex, and
I intend to do so within the next week.
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