[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#892628: Bug#892628: icinga-web: Ships Apache 2.2 config

Sebastiaan Couwenberg sebastic at xs4all.nl
Sun Mar 11 16:24:38 UTC 2018

Control: tags -1 unreproducible pending
Control: severity -1 normal

On 03/11/2018 03:51 PM, Axel Beckert wrote:
> at the Debian booth at Chemnitzer Linux-Tage a user of icinga-cgi
> (X-Debbugs-Cc'ed) showed up who had issues with replacing Nagios with
> Icinga 1 on Jessie, because icinga-cgi in Jessie still ships and
> installs an Apache 2.2 configuration incompatible with Apache 2.4 in
> Debian Jessie. He said that installing icinga-cgi breaks the existing
> Apache configuration because of that and Apache refuses to start up
> anymore until you fix the config syntax.
> This makes icinga-cgi breaking an unrelated package (apache2 and
> friends do not depend on icinga-web), hence RC-severity.
> I just checked icinga-cgi in unstable and testing, and the config
> shipped in there still has Apache 2.2 syntax:
> ---snip---
> [...]
>         Order Allow,Deny    <----- Apache 2.2
>         Allow From All      <----- Apache 2.2
> [...]
> ---snap---
> One possible short-term solution, at least for Jessie, would be to not
> only enable mod_cgi in postinst, but also mod_access_compat.
> Alternatively (and not that more complicated) the config file shipped
> needs to be patched for Apache 2.4 syntax.

While the icinga-cgi package in stretch and later still includes the
Order/Allow configuration, this does not actually cause apache startup
to fail since access_compat is enabled by default. I've tested this in
both a stretch & jessie cowbuilder chroot.

I've updated the configuration to no longer require access_compat, that
will be included in the next upload.

Since I cannot reproduce apache startup failure, I've downgraded the

Kind Regards,


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