Should libapache2-mod-shib2 restart Apache?

Russ Allbery rra at
Sat Jan 9 17:48:23 UTC 2010

Ferenc Wagner <wferi at> writes:
> Russ Allbery <rra at> writes:

>> 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.

Oh, hm, yes.  I didn't realize the coupling was that tight.

Is /etc/init.d/apache2 reload sufficient?

Russ Allbery (rra at               <>

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