Lighttpd segfaults on first access


#1

I just got a new Debian Sarge server and followed the brainspl.at
“Debian Lighttpd Rails Stack” tutorial.

The only place I deviated was the version of Lighty. The page uses
1.4.7 and I spotted that 1.4.10 was available. I installed that and
couldn’t get anywhere. Lighty died on first access from the test
rails app, and even from a ultra basic static config. No log, no
info, just dead.

I downloaded 1.4.7, installed it and everything is fine. Great
tutorial, works as advertised, but I’m not sure why there are
problems with the later version of lighty… any ideas ?

I’ll stick with 1.4.7 for the moment, since it works. If this
segfault is a known bug, when was it introduced ? Can I get a more
recent version (.8 or .9)? Obviously I’d like to be running as up-to-
date a version as possible.

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#2

On Feb 10, 2006, at 1:42 AM, Alan C Francis wrote:

tutorial, works as advertised, but I’m not sure why there are
problems with the later version of lighty… any ideas ?

I’ll stick with 1.4.7 for the moment, since it works. If this
segfault is a known bug, when was it introduced ? Can I get a more
recent version (.8 or .9)? Obviously I’d like to be running as up-
to-date a version as possible.

A.

Alan-

Are you just using the lighttpd.conf file that gets generated by

running script/server? The newer versions of lighty don’t work with
relative paths that get generated in the script/server lighttpd.conf.
If you edit that file and make all the paths absolute it should work
fine. But there have been a few problems with the newsest releases of
lighty. You are fine with 1.4.7 for now. I would just watch the
releases of lighty and maybe try them when they are bug free. But
there is nothing you are missing out on with 1.4.7 right now.

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