[Bug 629633] [NEW] suexec should be configured to use /home as its docroot

Clint Byrum clint at fewbar.com
Fri Sep 3 17:21:10 BST 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: apache2

In configuring a system for suexec usage, it doesn't really make sense
to force system administrators to create a directory under /var/www for
each user. It makes much more logical sense to have it under /home.

This can be done by changing the configuration of suexec as Dustin
Kirkland pointed out in #ubuntu-server:

< kirkland> -                       --with-suexec-docroot=/var/www \
< kirkland> +                        --with-suexec-docroot=/home  \

This is supported by this HOWTO that suggests doing the same thing:


** Affects: apache2 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Wishlist
     Assignee: Dustin Kirkland (kirkland)
         Status: Triaged

** Changed in: apache2 (Ubuntu)
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Dustin Kirkland (kirkland)

** Changed in: apache2 (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Wishlist

suexec should be configured to use /home as its docroot
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