Apache Week
Issue 136, 30thOctober1998:

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Apache Status

Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.3.3 (Released 9th October 1998) (local download sites)
Beta: None

Apache 1.3.3 is the current stable release. Users of Apache 1.2.6 and earlier should look at upgrading to this version. Read Guide to 1.3.3 for information about changes between 1.2 and 1.3.3.

Most bugs listed below include a link to the entry in the Apache bug database where the problem is being tracked. These entries are called "PR"s (Problem Reports). Some bugs do not correspond to problem reports if they are found by developers.

These bugs have been found in 1.3.3 and will be fixed in the next release.

  • In some circumstances, mod_autoindex's index output could be misaligned.

Patches for bugs in Apache 1.3.3 will be made available in the apply_to_1.3.3 subdirectory of the patches directory on the Apache site. Some new features and other unofficial patches are available in the 1.3 patches directory. For details of all previously reported bugs, see the Apache bug database and known bugs pages. Many common configuration questions are answered in the Apache FAQ.

Ordering modules with configure

The configure script allows you to configure Apache using command line arguments to specify options, such as which modules to enable. However this cannot specify the order of the modules, which can be important in some circumstances. From the next release it will be possible to set the order of modules, where it is required. This is done with the new --permute-module option, which is given two module names separated by a colon showing the relative order of those two modules (the lower priority one first). Special cases allow the specification that a module must appear as the highest or lowest priority.