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Rewrite Cond|Rule inside directories with puppetlabs-apache

asked 2014-06-20 21:11:50 -0600


I'm starting to use puppetlabs-apache and I find it great. The only problem I'm having is that I need to put rewrites inside <directory> and apparently It's not possible. I tried the following and doesn't work, Puppet doesn't give any error but the rewrites aren't printed in the vhost file

apache::vhost { 
    servername      => '',  
    ip              => '',  
    port            => '80',    
    docroot         => '/path/to/document/root',
    setenv          => {'APPLICATION_ENV' => '"production"', 'DATABASE_LENGUAGE' => '"en"'},
    access_log_file => 'vhost.example.com_access.log',
    error_log_file => 'vhost.example.com_access.log',
    directories => [
      path => '/path/to/document/root/',
      directoryindex => ['index.html index.htm index.php'],
      rewrites => [
          rewrite_cond => ['%{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f', '%{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d', '%{REQUEST_FILENAME} !index.php'],
          rewrite_rule => ['.* /index.php [L]'],
      options => ['Indexes', 'FollowSymLinks', 'MultiViews'],
      allow_override => [ 'None' ],
      order => 'Allow,Deny',  

If I put the rewrite section outside directories it's printed in the vhost file but apache doesn't apply them. Any ideas?


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answered 2014-06-22 03:42:25 -0600

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You can put whatever Apache configuration directives you want in the custom_fragment parameter of the directory hash if you need to do anything that is not natively supported (same goes for the custom_fragment parameter of the apache::vhost type).

Something like this might work for you:

apache::vhost { '':
  directories => [
      path => '/path/to/document/root/',
      directoryindex => ['index.html index.htm index.php'],
      options => ['Indexes', 'FollowSymLinks', 'MultiViews'],
      allow_override => [ 'None' ],
      order => 'Allow,Deny',
      custom_fragment => 'RewriteEngine On
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !index.php
        RewriteRule .* /index.php [L]'

This will put the rewrite conditions and rules at the end of the directory block. See also

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Thanks Daff, We are doing that exactly but I supposed that the module was missing something, in fact I found a pull request to add the rewrites hash into directories -> so I guess a future version of the module will have it. Thanks again :D

sirgt gravatar imagesirgt ( 2014-06-23 10:27:40 -0600 )edit

This is now supported natively in the puppetlabs-apache module.

tthayer gravatar imagetthayer ( 2014-11-12 16:00:38 -0600 )edit

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