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Bug#397539: apache2-mpm-prefork: apache2 no longer works after upgrade (Invalid command 'DAVLockDB')

severity 397539 important

On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 08:56:06AM -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:

> [Steve Langasek]
> > > Forcing reload of web server (apache2)...Syntax error on line 1 of /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dav.conf:
> > > Invalid command 'DAVLockDB', perhaps misspelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration
> > >  failed!

> > Alas, I can confirm this; a2enmod dav gives me this error with the
> > dav.conf and dav.load shipped with apache2.2-common.

> I don't get it - no dav.conf is shipped with the apache2.2-common I've
> got.  I also see no evidence that dav.conf has ever existed in the svn
> repository.

Hmm, I have one on my system, and I didn't put it there.  I see now that
apache2.2-common ships dav.load but *not* dav.conf; still, something in the
history of this package created dav.conf automatically for me, and it's

apache2 (2.0.47-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Move dav.conf to dav_fs.conf (Closes: #201530) 
  * Fix the manual, and only ship it once. (Closes: #201648)
  * Enable SymLinksIfOwnerMatch for cgi-bin (Closes: #200829)

 -- Thom May <thom@debian.org>  Wed, 16 Jul 2003 10:24:28 +0100

This is the first mention of dav.conf I find in the changelog -- and that
predates sarge.  It's possible I've had the orphaned file on my system due
to handling that far back (and Vincent has as well), and the file just
recently began to be a problem due to changes in apache2.2-common.

Given that our only known explanation for this problem, then, involves
unreleased packages (sarge didn't ship this file and woody didn't include
apache2), this bug is not release-critical.  I leave it to the maintainers'
discretion to determine whether the bug should be fixed or closed.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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