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Re: Fwd: [php-maint] Updating php5 to 5.4.4-5 broke FastCGI setup on my machine

On Thursday 11 October 2012, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Le Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 03:38:10PM +0200, Ondřej Surý a écrit :
> > Just one last question which came to my mind. Would this all be
> > fixed if we added non-magic type to mime-support (e.g.
> > http://bugs.debian.org/670945) and reverting the changes done in
> > the php5-cgi package?
> > 
> > That I think would justify change in the mime-support package.
> > Too much breakage on every front now.

And remove the php-cgi.conf completely, right? So this would introduce 
a different fix for the multi-views problem. Are you sure that there 
is no other problem that we would re-introduce? Maybe it's worth a 

> Hello Ondřej, Stefan, and everybody,
> Do you think that there is a way to fix #589384 (the *.php.foo
> problem) without removing the application/x-httpd-* media types ?

There is at least no solution that is obviously right. I fear that 
regardless what we do, we will break some configs.

Besides removing the media types from /etc/mime.types, one could add a 
"RemoveType php ..." to the apache config (but where?). Or maybe, one 
could also set "AddHandler default-handler php ...". The latter is an 
idea I just had, I have not thought it through or tested it.

> I did not realise before that in the current release cycle, Apache
> stays at version 2.2 and that in Jessie, configurations will need
> to be re-adjusted anyway.  I think that it is a good argument for
> a compromise, provided that #589384 stays solved and that we agree
> that in Jessie the media types application/x-httpd-* will be
> removed from /etc/mime.types.
> Of course, it is even better if there is an easy way to adjust the
> priority of the SetHandler statement of php5_cgi.conf in a way
> that does not break FastCGI configurations.

I think there are rather too many possibilities and the pros/cons of 
each one get lost in this thread. (Well, that is partially my fault 
because I take so long to respond, but I have been busy :-( )

Maybe it would be better to create a single document with all possible 
solutions and pro and cons? I have started to create such an overview 
at http://wiki.debian.org/Apache/WheezyMimeTypes but it is not 
finished yet. Feel free to add more infos/solutions/pros/cons. The 
page may come in handy for the Jessie, too.

Christoph: For mod-fastcgi/mod-fcgid, the file.fcgi.foo problem is 
somewhat mitigated that they require "Options ExecCGI", too. And 
AFAICS that is not set by default. Any opinions if this is "good 
enough" for wheezy? I lean towards yes, but maybe I am missing 

Besides, it would be interesting to check how mod_action behaves... 


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