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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject [mod_fcgid PATCH] don't try to change ownership of socket directory unless running as root
Date Mon, 11 May 2009 15:56:42 GMT
Currently, starting httpd as non-root with mod_fcgid loaded fails unless
User/Group are set to the active User/Group.  Normally, httpd modules don't
try to set ownership of objects to the specified User/Group unless starting
as root.  Thus, httpd.conf can contain reasonable User/Group settings for
production use but still be suitable for use by Joe User.
The affected code in fcgid_pm_unix.c is from the original revision (

Logic was added a couple of years ago ( to bypass the
directory creation/chown if the directory already existed and had the
correct ownership, to allow use with some SELinux policy.


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