Re: Bug#252627: apache: environment cleaning not useful
severity 252627 wishlist
tags 252627 wontfix
On Fri, 4 Jun 2004, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> Package: apache
> Version: 126.96.36.199.2-4
> Severity: normal
> After getting the latest Apache, I found that passing environment
> variables to the server from the command line no longer works. This
> is the changelog:
> - More init scripts cleanup. It shouldn't leak environment information
> (Closes: #229653, #230991)
> Unfortunately this isn't very useful behaviour. I routinely set
> PGHOST to select development database. Now there is no useful way to
> pass this from the command line to Apache. (Adding it to
> /etc/apache/local.conf using SetEnv doesn't work because mod_env runs
> too late).
> As another example it makes the PassEnv directive completely useless.
Leaking environment information can disclose sensible information about
the server. This bug will not be fixed.
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