Problem with uWSGI and PATH_INFO

Etienne Robillard tkadm30 at
Thu Jul 27 16:06:42 UTC 2017

Hi all,

Le 2017-07-27 à 11:25, Francis Daly a écrit :
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 07:45:28AM -0400, Etienne Robillard wrote:
> Hi there,
>> I'm not sure I understand the logic of this. Can someone please
>> explain why the variable PATH_INFO is set to $document_uri in
>> uwsgi_params?
> My guess (without knowing the history):
> The uwsgi_params values are an example of what can be done. The
> combination of SCRIPT_NAME and PATH_INFO in that file is consistent, and
> is valid in some cases (that is, cases where the application corresponds
> to the "root" of the server).
Actually my problem is that SCRIPT_NAME is not defined in uwsgi_params. 
SCRIPT_NAME is a mandatory environment variable as per HTTP/1.1 spec.
> No-one has reported that there is a problem and provided a fix.
That's a major issue. A standard WSGI application should be able to use 
a uWSGI upstream server within the "/" location block without the need 
to define any "mountpoints".

> In general, only the administrator knows what SCRIPT_NAME and PATH_INFO
> values are appropriate in any one case, so that's the person who should
> configure the two to match their particular case.
Correct. Attempting to rewrite PATH_INFO as DOCUMENT_URI seems not a 
reliable solution for my simple use-case.

> Perhaps it would be useful for something similar to exist for uwsgi? The
> fact that it does not exist already suggests that no-one has enough of
> a need, to arrange that it be added.
A $uwsgi_script_name variable would be a worthy addition.
> I guess that a server-level "if" could "set" two variables that could be
> used to populate SCRIPT_NAME and PATH_INFO, until a uwsgi_split_path_info
> directive is introduced. And that might be enough to avoid the need for
> a dedicated directive.
> (Actually: perhaps fastcgi_split_path_info can be used directly, even
> in a location{} which does not do fastcgi_pass? It should be easy enough
> to test whether that can work.)
> The hard part is usually deciding what exactly is wanted. After that,
> the implementation can be considered.
> Good luck with it,
> 	f
Note that I don't use fastcgi_split_path_info. The only modification I 
did to fastcgi_params is:
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_NAME $fastcgi_script_name
fastcgi_param PATH_INFO $fastcgi_script_name


Etienne Robillard
tkadm30 at

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