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Running Apache httpd 2.2.

httpd is complaining about the following:

# service httpd configtest
[Tue Sep 13 10:10:14 2011] [warn] Useless use of AllowOverride in line 50.

But when I look at httpd.conf, there is no 'AllowOverride' parameter at line 50. This is what I see near line 50 (Lefthand column shows the line numbers):

 48 # ServerLimit: maximum value for MaxClients for the lifetime of the server
 49 # MaxClients: maximum number of server processes allowed to start
 50 # MaxRequestsPerChild: maximum number of requests a server process serves
 51 <IfModule prefork.c>
 52 StartServers      30
 53 MinSpareServers   20
 54 MaxSpareServers   50

So, how can I find this cause of 'Useless use of AllowOverride'?

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Can you please post a full config or at least a part which contains all AllowOverrides? – Alex Sep 13 '11 at 17:19
It might not count comments as lines. – Aaron Sep 13 '11 at 17:28
@Aaron And I bet it does not – Alex Sep 13 '11 at 17:48
some other file maybe? – rogerdpack Sep 13 '11 at 19:11
Line 50 of an included config? (/etc/httpd/conf.d/) – Aaron Copley Sep 14 '11 at 20:38
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I tried stripping out comments, and whitespaces from httpd.conf. No luck.

It seems that Apache is referring to one of the files in my conf.d directory, which is Include-ed from httpd.conf.

In the file conf.d/foo.conf I see the following at line 50:

49 <Location ~ "/foo">
50     AllowOverride None

And this certainly does conflict with a use of AllowOverride earlier in httpd.conf (AllowOverride None for Location \ ).

Very frustrating that this warning isn't more explicit.

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