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From Martin Argalas <Martin.Arga...@adpnet.cz>
Subject mod_rewrite/3320: RewriteEngine On directive in <Directory>
Date Sat, 31 Oct 1998 01:38:14 GMT

>Number:         3320
>Category:       mod_rewrite
>Synopsis:       RewriteEngine On directive in <Directory>
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Oct 30 17:40:01 PST 1998
>Originator:     Martin.Argalas@adpnet.cz
>Release:        1.3.3.
RedHat Linux 5.1 w/ 2.0.35 Kernel on a dual PII
I've upgraded my apache from 1.2.6 to 1.3.3 and my RewriteMap mapname prg:/file...
stoped to work. Apache stopped to care about it. 

The rewrite module was configured like this:
<Virtualhost ...>
 RewriteLog  ....
 RewriteLogLevel 1  
 RewriteMap mapname prg:/file...  

<Directory ...>
 RewriteEngine on
 RewriteRule ... 
I've discovered that Apache is not even initializing my program, until I've
moved the RewriteEngine On directive  to the <VirtualHost> definition context.
I truly don't know if this is a bug or the rewrite module is intended to  
behave like that. So far I have not found a word about this behaviour.
With the previous version of Apache I've had (1.2.6) it was working fine.


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