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From u.@3.am
Subject [users@httpd] Apache 2.2 SuExec problem
Date Mon, 28 Aug 2006 13:41:50 GMT

Hi:

After running Apache 1.3.x with SuExec for many years, I just upgraded to
2.2.3.  I installed it from FreeBSD ports with SuExec enabled, but without
specifying much else, figuring I could change that runtime.

After making the neccessary changes in my virtual host users' conf file
(changing User and Group to SuExecUserGroup), I am getting a:

cannot get docroot information (/usr/local/www/data)

Error.  Well that isn't the server's doc root, so I tried a simlink to it
from the real one (default FreeBSD ports selected), then the error changed
to this:

command not in docroot (/home/servers/vhost.com/cgi-bin/someform.cgi)

I checked the Apache docs on SuExec and found this:

"--with-suexec-docroot=DIR
    Define as the DocumentRoot set for Apache. This will be the only
hierarchy (aside from UserDirs) that can be used for suEXEC behavior. The
default directory is the --datadir value with the suffix "/htdocs", e.g.
if you configure with "--datadir=/home/apache" the directory
"/home/apache/htdocs" is used as document root for the suEXEC wrapper."

I'm not sure I understand this.  This is intended for the user of virtual
hosting customers, and their websites are under:

/home/servers/somecustomer.com/pages (their doc root)
/home/servers/somecustomer.com/cgi-bin (their cgi-bin)

If I understand the instructions correctly, Apache is going to append
"htdocs" onto whatever I use?  I do have one of our sites running under
/usr/local/www/apache22/data/ (the FreeBSD default), should I just
specify:

/usr/local/www/apache22/  ?

If I do, how will the customers' cgi's work?

Thanks in advance!

James Smallacombe		      PlantageNet, Inc. CEO and Janitor
up@3.am							    http://3.am
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