Fixed in 2.4.5, which is not out yet.
This bug can be closed as fixed when 2.4.5 came out and entered the portage tree.
This bug is intended to be a blocker for Apache 2.4 stable request ( bug 468302 )
Created attachment 351406 [details]
Proposed ebuild to fix critical bug in apache-tools-2.4.4
Created attachment 351408 [details, diff]
Proposed patch to fix critical bug in apache-tools-2.4.4
Source of patch is https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=54735
This appears to be a critical bug. When 2.4.4 is emerged into a working system, and changes are made to access control files using htpasswd, users are disallowed from accessing password protected resources via http. Once the change is made to a htpasswd file it can not be repaired except by finding a back-up copy of the unaltered file and restoring it.
I have attached a proposed ebuild and patch file as a temporary fix to 2.4.4 until 2.4.5 is released.
More information on the bug (and the source of the patch file) can be found at https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=54735
Is this still an issue with apache-2.4.6?
(In reply to Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) from comment #5)
> Is this still an issue with apache-2.4.6?
Nope, it's working as intended.