Apache problem

Peter Risdon peter at circlesquared.com
Mon Apr 19 05:24:03 PDT 2004

Jiye Zeng wrote:

>Dear Sir,
>First of all, I apologize for bothering you. The number of emails you have to deal with is 
>beyond my imagination. I apologize for adding another.
>I installed FreeBSD 5.2.1 without X. Since I intend to use the system as an internal server 
>for our research group, I installed no package except for mod_php4-4.3.5_7,1 and 
>mc-4.6.0_7. Apache-1.3.29_3 and a few other packages are installed as well as dependent 
>packages of those two. The security level was set to 2 during installation. The problem is 
>apache won't start by boot and can't be restarted by apachectl.
>I tried to find the solution from the manual and from searching the web, but no luck. I 
>tried by changing configuration of rc.conf (e.g., enable/disable security and inetd) and 
>checking httpd.conf, still no luck. I dont't know where is problem. Would please give me 
>advice. Many thanks.

Assuming the daemon doesn't start, what happens when you run:

#apachectl configtest

If no errors are reported, what output do you get from the console when 
you type:

#apachectl start

If that fails to start the daemon (test with #ps ax | grep httpd), try:

#/usr/local/etc/rc.d/apache.sh start

and also check the logs for messages that might help understand the 
problem. By default, /var/log/httpd-errors.log



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