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From William Bulley <>
Subject Re: apache2 or mod_perl2 oddball error
Date Fri, 17 Jun 2011 17:29:02 GMT
According to Torsten F?rtsch <> on Fri, 06/17/11 at 13:13:
> On Friday, June 17, 2011 18:34:07 William Bulley wrote:
> > Something in apache2 or
> > mod_perl2 or their APIs has changed, perhaps related to the newish
> > Perl 5.14 version.
> That may be the reason. 5.14 required some changes in the code. One half 
> of them went into modperl 2.0.5. It made 5.14rc2 compiled without 
> ithreads work with a preforked apache. The other half required for 
> worker-MPM and interpreter-pools will come with modperl 2.0.6.

I did see one mention in the mod_perl change log:

   Prepare modperl for the upcoming perl 5.14 [Torsten Foertsch

about Perl 5.14 so the change from 5.12 to 5.14 looks to be relevant.

> I don't know whether these changes are present in the freebsd ports.

I have Perl 5.14 compiled from source.
I have apache 2.2.19  compiled from source.
I have mod_perl2 2.0.5 compiled from source (with these patches):

   % cat patch-Makefile.PL
   --- m   Wed May 18 11:55:48 2005
   +++ Makefile.PL Wed May 18 11:56:07 2005
   @@ -668,11 +668,11 @@
           cd "$(MODPERL_SRC)" && $(MAKE)
   -       cd "$(MODPERL_SRC)" && $(MAKE) DESTDIR=$(DESTDIR) install
   +#      cd "$(MODPERL_SRC)" && $(MAKE) DESTDIR=$(DESTDIR) install
           cd "$(MODPERL_SRC)" && $(MAKE) clean

but those changes look to be FreeBSD specific.

> Further, I have tested only on my Linux boxes. In production I still run 
> perl 5.12.

It would be a fairly large amount of work for me to revert to Perl 5.12...  :-(

> If I were you I'd compile apache and modperl from scratch. Take the SVN 
> version of modperl. If the test suite reveals something it is a hint 
> where to dig further. If not try to create a small test case with the 
> error present and post it here.

Well, all my FreeBSD ports (including apache2 and mod_perls in this case)
are compiled from source.  I could rebuild them and see if there are any
testing errors.  I wouldn't know how to craft a small test case since my
aim here is just to get apache2 to launch - which unfortunately it won't...  :-(



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