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2010-07-04 20:23:02

5106R YUM updates (suPHP)


  Updates for BlueOnyx 5106R have been released and add suPHP support to BlueOnyx.

Category: General
Posted by: mstauber

 The following updates for BlueOnyx 5106R have been released to the (public) YUM repository after testing them out and doing some final fixes and adjustments:

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 Package  
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Updating:
 base-apache-capstone
 base-apache-glue    
 base-apache-locale-da_DK
 base-apache-locale-de_DE
 base-apache-locale-en   
 base-apache-locale-ja   
 base-apache-ui          
 base-subdomains-capstone
 base-subdomains-glue    
 base-subdomains-locale-da_DK
 base-subdomains-locale-de_DE
 base-subdomains-locale-en   
 base-subdomains-locale-ja   
 base-subdomains-ui          
 base-vsite-capstone         
 base-vsite-glue             
 base-vsite-locale-da_DK     
 base-vsite-locale-de_DE     
 base-vsite-locale-en        
 base-vsite-locale-ja        
 base-vsite-ui               
Installing for dependencies:
 mod_suphp                  

Transaction Summary
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Install       1 Package(s)
Upgrade      21 Package(s)

Total download size: 517 k

These updates contain the following improvements: 

suPHP support:

suPHP is a special "wrapper" for PHP scripts that allows to execute PHP scripts with the UID of the owner of the scripts. The benefit of this is that if a PHP script needs to create files, those files will also be created with the UID of the owner of the script. So it is no longer necessary to chown CMS sites to the UID "apache".

For each site that uses PHP scripts you will have to enable suPHP separately if you want to use it. If you don't, then PHP will use the "old" mechanism.

Additionally a new GUI menu has been added under "Site Management" / "Site" / "Services". It is called "Web Ownership". This page allows you to chown the /web folder of that site to the UID of "nobody" or of an existing siteAdmin. Additionally a server administrator can choose to chown to the UID of "apache".

PLEASE NOTE:

  • If you enable suPHP, then you MUST use the menu entry "Web Ownership" to chown the site to the ownership of a siteAdmin of that site. Otherwise PHP for that site will not work correctly.
     
  • If you use a third party PHP (such as from Solarspeed.net), then please note that enabling suPHP will revert the site back to the (older) onboard PHP. To fix this you need an updated PHP package that supports suPHP. A PHP package from Solarspeed.net that supports suPHP is "5106R-PHP-5.2.13-SOL2AV.pkg", which just has been released. 
     
  • suPHP settings of sites are kept if you migrate a site with suPHP enabled through CMU. However: You may have to reset the ownerships of the /web folders through the GUI, as the folder itself may still be owned by "nobody" after a cmuImport. Additionally it is a good idea to run the script "/usr/sausalito/sbin/set_default_php_settings.pl" once after the import.

base-subdomains:

There was an error in the previous "Subdomains" implementation that prevented PHP from working on subdomains. This has been fixed. You may have to remove and have to re-add the subdomain(s) for this to be fixed, though.

 

 

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