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Re: chrooted Apache and extensions

On Monday, Dec 2, 2002, at 05:46 US/Pacific, Waldemar Brodkorb wrote:

Marc Balmer wrote,

As apache is chrooted to /var/www whats the best solution if you need extensions like php4 (a shared lib) that uses, let's say, PostgreSQL, another shared library?

PHP4 can be loaded at server start time (before the chroot), but as I
understand it, PHP will not try to load the PostgreSQL libraries until
they are first used. And then, where should it load the from?

This happened only if your php4 is compiled with shared support for postgres. (pgsql.so) This is not the default in php4 in the ports. You can simple figure it out by typing: ldd /usr/lib/apache/modules/libphp4.so

Must I
set up a complete "shadow" hierarchy under /var/www that contains the

No. Simply put the socket of the database into the chroot. (link or with configuration file)

Ok, now I'm confused. But maybe I've figured my situation out. I'm running apache under 3.2 chrooted by default. I'm running PHP4 and postgresql from -stable ports. My pgsql lock and socket files are in /tmp:

ethant_(_at_)_oats:/home/ethant$ ls -al /tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432*
srwxrwxrwx  1 postgresql  wheel   0 Dec  2 00:40 /tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432
-rw-------  1 postgresql  wheel  26 Dec  2 00:40 /tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432.lock

And my postgresql install is working fine with PHP.

Is this because even though I'm currently running PHP and postgresql on the same machine I'm using the -i switch to use the network?


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