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From Andrew Clarke <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] DirectoryIndex /mybin/myindex.cgi
Date Fri, 09 Sep 2005 01:36:59 GMT
On Thu, 08 Sep 2005 22:58, Joshua Slive wrote:
> Interesting.  I haven't looked into it in detail, but I suspect that
> what you are trying to do is not possible with suexec activated.  If
> the request is run through mod_userdir, then it must follow the
> user-specific suexec rules.  That includes the script living under
> /home/user/public_html and being owned by the user.
> So you have two choices:
> 1. Don't use suexec.  This would be the thing to do unless you really
> need suexec.

I do not need suexec, so I'll go with this choice, thanks. Since it's a 
default SuSE install, it came along for the ride. Up until now I've built my 
toy apache's from source, but since there is some merit to using pre-built 
bundles, I decided to experience that particular joy. Now I need to delete 
suexec - is it just a matter of a config change, or do I need to rebuild from 
source? I hope the doco is clear. I'm newish to apache, despite doing UNIX 
for more years than I care to mention.

Do you think this needs to be a bug/misfeature report to the Apache teams 
then? I don't have enough in-depth knowledge to consider whether 
DirectoryIndex needs to use suexec by necessity or convenience, and whether 
there's any logical reason why it can't work, or whether it just needs more 
code throwing at it. Perhaps the codesters need to be informed?

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