[Fwd: [lighttpd-announce] spawn-fcgi-1.6.0rc1-r16 prerelease]

Cliff Wells cliff at develix.com
Thu Feb 19 05:36:33 MSK 2009

For those people who, for various reasons, can't or don't want to
compile PHP with php-fpm (or for anyone who needs to spawn FCGI
processes in general), spawn-fcgi has been split out of Lighttpd into
its own project (message below).


-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Stefan Bühler <lighttpd at stbuehler.de>
To: lighttpd-announce at lists.lighttpd.net
Subject: [lighttpd-announce] spawn-fcgi-1.6.0rc1-r16 prerelease
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:42:13 +0100

Prerelease of spawn-fcgi 1.6.0 (rc1-r16)

*spawn-fcgi extracted into own project*

There are several versions of spawn-fcgi (one in lighttpd 1.4.x, one in 1.5.x 
and one in cherokee), which makes packaging very hard (e.g.: debian packages 
spawn-fcgi from lighty as "spawn-fcgi.lighttpd" - which makes using it more 
complicated as your scripts are probably using "spawn-fcgi"...).
Additionally, keeping the sources and bug fixes synchronized is just too much 
work (ok, the one in cherokee isn't our problem :) ).
Therefore we decided to split spawn-fcgi into a new project which will start 
with version 1.6.0 (and will be independent of lighttpd releases).

We plan to remove spawn-fcgi from lighttpd-1.4.x after the release of 

You can find the new project at 

In case you would like to test a spawn-fcgi version with more features 
(options for chown the socket), see here: 
http://cgit.stbuehler.de/gitosis/spawn-fcgi/about/ (needs glib)

*Important changes*

- Removed limits for  @-C phpchildren@ option, which now justs sets 
@PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN@ if @phpchildren >= 0@ (default: ommited); php's default 
is @PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN = 0@, which means that the master process is the worker 
process. (not the same as @PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN = 1@, which results in one 
master watching its child). Instead of using the @-C@ option you can now just 
set the environment var before invoking spawn-fcgi.
- Modified the log messages format


- http://www.lighttpd.net/download/spawn-fcgi-1.6.0rc1-r16.tar.gz
  MD5: ff19abc92b74fd8c7099291aff0caa95
  SHA1: 883ccaeb9be21e0eda2f03b37e43795abf403845
- http://www.lighttpd.net/download/spawn-fcgi-1.6.0rc1-r16.tar.bz2
  MD5: 19099d04b133222329f1f6eed12b6398
  SHA1: f6fb10a5c71a3d7b23889be614c5ecb232ce4563
- SHA1 checksums: 
- MD5 checksums: 


- Separated spawn-fcgi from lighttpd
- Remove limits für php children; per default the PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN var is not 
changed (php defaults to no children, one worker)
- Modified the log messages format (more details on errors, no source line)
- Only try to connect to unix socket (not tcp) before spawning (fixes again 
- Only disconnect from terminal in fork mode (keep stderr/stdout open in 
nofork mode)
- Allow numerical user and group ids for -u/-g (fixes #1141)
- Ignore pid-file option in no-fork mode (instead of producing empty file)
- Fix error handling for unix-socket-connect test

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