Bug 4908 - mod-mono cannot build against Apache 2.4, needs porting to new API
Summary: mod-mono cannot build against Apache 2.4, needs porting to new API
Alias: None
Product: Runtime
Classification: Mono
Component: General ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-05-06 09:14 UTC by Jo Shields
Modified: 2014-09-15 12:40 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Apache 2.4 PoC port (2.63 KB, patch)
2012-05-07 06:09 UTC, Jo Shields

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Description Jo Shields 2012-05-06 09:14:15 UTC
This bug was originally reported at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=666836

Apache 2.4 has helpfully changed its API in several places, in a backwards-incompatible way. Some of these changes can be resolved with a simple search-and-replace, however some are more invasive. A full build log is at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=10;filename=mod-mono_2.10-3-amd64-20120504-0404.gz;att=1;bug=666836

The issues, as reported in Debian:

error: 'conn_rec' has no member named 'remote_ip'

	These fields have been renamed in order to distinguish between
	the client IP address of the connection and the useragent IP
	address of the request. Porting is trivial, in most cases
	changing the pointer from conn_rec->remote_ip to
	request_rec->useragent_ip is enough

error: implicit declaration of function 'ap_requires'
error: implicit declaration of function 'ap_default_type'

	These functions were removed along the 2.2 authnz API. It needs
	a non-trivial API redesign.

error: implicit declaration of function 'ap_get_server_version'
	Use ap_get_server_banner()

error: format not a string literal and no format arguments [-Werror=format-security]

	Apache2 modules are being built with hardening build flags now
	in order to satisfy the "hardening release goal" [2]. A trivial
	fix comes over that problem.
Comment 1 Jo Shields 2012-05-07 06:09:19 UTC
Created attachment 1814 [details]
Apache 2.4 PoC port

The attached patch has been provided by Arno Töll as a "proof of concept" port to Apache 2.4
Comment 2 Miguel de Icaza [MSFT] 2012-09-02 13:24:31 UTC
The patch seems like a step in the right direction.

It would need to get support for the 


Which is currently lacking.   That means that we would break anyone with pre 2.4 installs.
Comment 3 Paul Schneider 2012-12-18 16:59:37 UTC
I forked a mod_mono, and, after 2 additional commits, I hope it won't break no support.