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1 files changed, 13 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/lib/Apache/ b/lib/Apache/
index 70d5385..6108d23 100644
--- a/lib/Apache/
+++ b/lib/Apache/
@@ -6,13 +6,13 @@ use IPC::Open3;
use Shell::GetEnv;
use DateTime::Format::Strptime;
use Text::ParseWords;
use Symbol 'gensym';
use Carp;
-our $VERSION = '1.00';
+our $VERSION = '1.01';
sub new {
my $class = shift;
my $self = bless { on_error => 'croak' }, $class;
local %_ = @_;
my $v;
@@ -28,13 +28,13 @@ sub new {
if (ref($v) eq 'ARRAY') {
@servlist = @$v;
} else {
@servlist = ( $v );
} else {
- @servlist = qw(/usr/sbin/httpd /usr/sbin/apache2);
+ @servlist = qw(/usr/sbin/apachectl /usr/sbin/httpd /usr/sbin/apache2);
if (my @select = grep { -x $_->[0] }
map { [ shellwords($_) ] } @servlist) {
$self->{server} = shift @select;
} elsif ($self->{on_error} eq 'return') {
@@ -71,13 +71,12 @@ sub server { shift->{server}[0] }
sub server_command { @{shift->{server}} }
sub environ { shift->{environ} }
sub probe {
my ($self, $cb, @opt) = @_;
- open(my $nullout, '>', File::Spec->devnull);
open(my $nullin, '<', File::Spec->devnull);
my $out = gensym;
my $err = gensym;
local %ENV = %{$self->{environ}} if $self->{environ};
if (my $pid = open3($nullin, $out, $err,
@@ -379,30 +378,32 @@ them that exists on disk and has executable privileges will be used. Full
command line can also be used, e.g.:
server => '/usr/sbin/httpd -d /etc/httpd'
The default used in the absense of this attribute is:
- [ '/usr/sbin/httpd', '/usr/sbin/apache2' ]
+ [ '/usr/sbin/apachectl', '/usr/sbin/httpd', '/usr/sbin/apache2' ]
+The use of B<apachectl> is preferred over directly invoking B<httpd> daemon,
+because the apache configuration file might contain referenmces to environment
+variables defined elsewhere, which will cause B<httpd> to fail. B<apachectl>
+takes care of this by including the file with variable definitions prior to
+calling B<httpd>. See also C<environ>, below.
=item C<environ>
Name of the shell script that sets the environment for B<httpd> invocation.
-If invoked with the B<-V> option, B<httpd> attempts to read its configuration
-file and will fail if the latter contains references to the environment
-variables defined elsewhere. This is quite common in Debian-based
-distributions, which define the environment variables in file
-F</etc/apache2/envvars>. To avoid such failures, use the C<environ> attribute,
+Usually, this is the same script that is sourced by B<apachectl> prior to
+passing control over to B<httpd>. This option provides another solution to
+the environment problem mentioned above. E.g.:
$x = new Apache::Defaults(environ => /etc/apache2/envvars)
=item C<on_error>
-Controls the error handling. Allowed values are C<croak> and C<return>.
+Controls error handling. Allowed values are C<croak> and C<return>.
If the value is C<croak> (the default), the method will I<croak> if an
error occurs. If set to C<return>, the constructor will return a valid
object. The B<httpd> exit status and diagnostics emitted to the stderr
will be available via the B<status> and B<error> methods.

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