Directory directive bug


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I upgraded my lsws from 3.0pre to 3.0rc1. I found a bug. In httpd.conf (cPanel) is line:
<Directory "/usr/local/apache/htdocs">
When I enter the site by default VH (e. g. by the IP) then lsws redirect in loop to
. When I change the line to:
<Directory "/usr/local/apache/htdocs/">
then it is working properly.

I have also another problem in 3.0rc1. LSWS works for some time and after that it hangs up - lshttpd process consume 90-100% cpu and don't respond for requests. I turned debuging on and I will try to get more informations.
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For the Directory directive problem, please download the updated package again, should be fixed.

For the hanging problem, you can "strace <pid>" or attach to the process with GDB, with command "attach <pid>", then "bt", post the backtrace of stack. Or, you can try "kill -BUS <pid>" to let it dump a core file, send the core file to "bug @ litespeedtech ..."



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Now it works good, but I found two other inconveniences:

1. In new rc1 I have some notices like:
[/usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf:3697] Unsupported ErrorDocument URL: , must start with '/' or 'http'.
In httpd.conf the entry is good:
ErrorDocument 400 /400.shtml

2. When I do the upgrade (install lsws), I see an error:
Installing, please wait...

cp: cannot overwrite non-directory `/usr/local/lsws/share/autoindex' with directory `/root/lsws/lsws-3.0RC1/share/autoindex'
After upgrade there is none default.php file in autoindex dir (there is only default.php.old). I had done a symbolic link described at
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My bad, it's a bug introduced while fixing previous one.:p

For the second one, install script has been updated to make default.php is copied over despite the error message.

Please give the updated package a try.


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Now every thing looks ok. Currently lsws doesn't hang also. Today I installed it at 8 cPanel servers and every thing is working good and fast. In next week I will try to install lsws at DirectAdmin server. Thanks for good work.


LiteSpeed Staff
Great! Thanks for the update.

LiteSpeed should give a big boost in speed since Apache's htacess implementation is extremely slow.
Would you mind giving us some number shows how much the improvments is? :)

Do you have plesk server? We would like to verify the httpd.conf generated by Plesk as well. Thanks!


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Anouther bug

I will try to do some tests in next week. I don't have server with Plesk.

Today my customer found bug: .htaccess file doesn't work in /cgi-bin/ dir (cPanel).


LiteSpeed Staff
Checked the .htaccess problem in /cgi-bin/ dir, it is because there is another ScriptAlias directive for "/cgi-bin" pointing to /usr/local/apache/cgi-bin/ in the default vhost, and that directory has "AllowOverride None" in it. So, our httpd.conf parser was confused.

It should be fixed in the updated package. :)