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0008321CentOS-7httpdpublic2020-07-22 14:10
Reporterdansou901 Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version7.1-1503 
Summary0008321: apachectl does not recognize variables in /etc/sysconfig/httpd

in CentOS 6, I used to define Environment variables in /etc/sysconfig/httpd with bash Syntax (export variable = value). In CentOS 7, behaviour has slightly changed; now I just define a variable with variable=value. Problem is, when I want to use that variable in httpd config files, apachectl configtest doesn't recognize that I set the variable in /etc/sysconfig/httpd (but that file is sourced in apachectl script like this:
if [ -r /etc/sysconfig/httpd ]; then
   . /etc/sysconfig/httpd
But: The httpd service starts up fine with the variable defined in sysconfig/httpd and used in httpd config files! So, please fix this, as we can't rely on the use of apachectl configtest anymore otherwise. Thanks!
Steps To Reproduce1. Define a variable in /etc/sysconfig/httpd like this:

2. Use that variable in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
2.1 First use PassEnv:
PassEnv ServerIP
2.2 Then use that variable in a Listen directive:
Listen ${ServerIP}:80
or in a Vhost config:
<VirtualHost ${ServerIP}:80>
3. Run apachectl configtest and receive the following:
[Fri Mar 20 09:33:06.744139 2015] [core:warn] [pid 5772] AH00111: Config variable ${ServerIP} is not defined
[Fri Mar 20 09:33:06.744208 2015] [core:warn] [pid 5772] AH00111: Config variable ${ServerIP} is not defined
[Fri Mar 20 09:33:06.808926 2015] [core:crit] [pid 5772] (EAI 2)Name or service not known: AH00077: alloc_listener: failed to set up sockaddr for ${ServerIP}
AH00526: Syntax error on line 46 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
Listen setup failed
4. But systemctl start/restart httpd works fine!
Tagsapachectl, httpd, variables




2015-06-23 07:45

reporter   ~0023451

We found out that apachectl still reads /etc/sysconfig/httpd in the way it did back in CentOS 6, while systemctl expects the variables without the word export before it. So apachectl has to be upgraded to be compatible to systemd.


2020-07-22 14:10

reporter   ~0037394

If I split the line with the variable assignment first and the export second there is no error message and the variable is available in httpd.conf.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-03-20 08:34 dansou901 New Issue
2015-03-23 10:11 dansou901 Tag Attached: httpd
2015-03-23 10:11 dansou901 Tag Attached: apachectl
2015-03-23 10:11 dansou901 Tag Attached: variables
2015-06-23 07:45 dansou901 Note Added: 0023451
2020-07-22 14:10 Arpit Note Added: 0037394