Bug#236882: apache-perl: The patch from bug 226131 is the culprit!
Followup-For: Bug #236882
I rebuilt the apache packages from the Debian source without the patch
provided in bug report 226131, and it starts up fine.
Looking at the code being patched, I have absolutely no idea why it
would cause a segfault with the patch applied. However, I think the
patch may just be incorrect. It's testing if if RETVAL is "SvOK", but
_all_ SVs are SvOK, whether they are the Nullsv global, or a new SV
created via newSV!
The point of calling SvOK is to test if the variable in question is an
SV* at all, not to test its value.
The code is basically broken, because it needs to check to see if it
the per-dir-config table contains the given key. If not, it should
look at the server's table, I believe.
Frankly, I think the original bug (re: dir_config) is _far_ less
severe than a segfault, and should be backed out.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.24
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C
Versions of packages apache-perl depends on:
ii apache-common 220.127.116.11.2-1 Support files for all Apache webse
ii debconf 1.4.13 Debian configuration management sy
ii dpkg 18.104.22.168 Package maintenance system for Deb
ii libapache-mod-perl 22.214.171.124-1 Integration of perl with the Apach
ii libc6 2.3.2.ds1-11 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii libdb4.2 4.2.52-12 Berkeley v4.2 Database Libraries [
ii libexpat1 1.95.6-8 XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii libmagic1 4.07-2 File type determination library us
ii libpam0g 0.76-15 Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii libperl5.8 5.8.3-2 Shared Perl library.
ii mime-support 3.26-1 MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap
-- debconf information:
* apache-perl/server-port: 80
* apache-perl/init: true
* apache-perl/enable-suexec: false
* apache-perl/document-root: "/var/www"
* apache-perl/server-name: localhost
* apache-perl/server-admin: firstname.lastname@example.org