Troubles starting apache

stan stanb at
Wed Feb 25 08:50:30 PST 2004

I'm building a new STABLE machine to replace an ageing FreeBSD Apache
server at work. 

I've got all the configs setup on the new machine, and have it up on the
network, but I can't get Apache to start. I've never seen this sort of
behavior before. I tracked it through apachectl to where the actual call
to /usr/local/bin/httpd is made. That executable is there, and if I run it
with the the -t option I get:

Syntax OK

But yet it won't start. When I run it with the -X option, it just
terminates immediately.

Any suggestions as to how to troubleshoot this?

The machine is a 4.9 STABLE machine from a couple of days ago, if it

Thanks for any ideas on this one, as I'm really stumped as to how to take
this any further.

"They that would give up essential liberty for temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety."
						-- Benjamin Franklin

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