Should libapache2-mod-shib2 restart Apache?

Ferenc Wagner wferi at
Sat Jan 9 12:49:44 UTC 2010

Russ Allbery <rra at> writes:

> Ferenc Wagner <wferi at> writes:
>> Currently libapache2-mod-shib2 does not restart Apache, only shibd.
>> What do you think, would that be a good idea?
> All Apache module packages that I've used in Debian don't restart Apache.
> It seems to be the Debian standard to not restart the server and leave
> that under the control of the sysadmin.

Maybe, but then we invariably break the SP by restarting shibd alone, as
Scott pointed out.  The old Apache module and the new shibd just won't
understand each other, leading to rather peculiar breakage with obscure
error messages.  It may go against common practice, but the SP module is
very unique in that it's tightly coupled with a system daemon component.

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