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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 43502] httpd fails to start if log directory does not exist; though httpd -t passes
Date Thu, 19 Feb 2009 18:00:38 GMT
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=43502





--- Comment #9 from David Fraser <davidf@sjsoft.com>  2009-02-19 10:00:37 PST ---
(In reply to comment #8)
> It seems pretty odd to do this.  If you have some process which is randomly
> making your log directory unwritable outside of your control (or knowledge),
> who is to say that the log directory isn't going to become unwritable between
> when the testconfig hook runs, and startup completes?
> 

The original use case for this was not someone making the log directory
unwriteable, but someone (myself!) forgetting to add the directory referred to
in the ErrorLog directive. I would then run configtest and since it said
everything looked OK, thought I was good to go - but restarting the server
would actually stop it dead.

At least printing out a warning gives you a flag that that needs to be fixed.
It needn't actually try writing to the files - just checking that their
directories exist would be OK for me...


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