Right now, our installation docs suggest changing a few global-level options for the webserver. However, all of the options we need CAN be applied locally, only to the Bugzilla installation. To avoid conflicts with other web apps, we should suggest applying all of these options inside the <Directory> block for the bugzilla directory. In fact, on newer apaches with a conf.d directory, the entire thing can be put in a bugzilla.conf file. For example, on one of my boxes here, I have a bugzilla.conf file that contains this: <Directory /var/www/bugzilla> AddHandler cgi-script .cgi Options +Indexes +ExecCGI DirectoryIndex index.cgi AllowOverride Limit </Directory> We could even include a bugzilla.conf file in the Bugzilla tarball that contains the above and suggest they fix their pathname to match and just copy it into place :)
I'm re-writing most of this section as part of bug 233592. In doing so, I will take into account the suggestions on this bug. When that bug lands, this one can be closed.
233592 checked in: resolving this bug.