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Bug#236882: apache-perl: The patch from bug 226131 is the culprit!

Package: apache-perl
Severity: normal
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

Versions of packages apache-perl depends on:
ii  apache-common      Support files for all Apache webse
ii  debconf                     1.4.13       Debian configuration management sy
ii  dpkg                  Package maintenance system for Deb
ii  libapache-mod-perl   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/upgrade-from-apache-conflict: 
* apache-perl/server-name: localhost
* apache-perl/server-admin: autarch@houseabsolute.urth.org

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