apache22: "Can't access startfile"

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 23:23:35 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 7:08 PM, Gary Kline<kline at thought.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 06:41:22PM -0400, Glen Barber wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 6:37 PM, Gary Kline<kline at thought.org> wrote:
>> >
>> >        Can anybody remind me what all I need to do to create a new virtual
>> >        website?  (Or move /usr/local/www/foo to /usr/local/www/bar/ and have
>> >        "bar" be my new website?  I've seen this lynx error:
>> >        "Can't access startfile" before and can't remeber what I'm doing wrong.
>> >
>> >        thanks for some clues here,
>> >
>> Take a look at the error log for apache, as I suspect the following:
>> usually, apache wants to look in /usr/local/www/apache22/* for its
>> information.  If you have changed <DocumentRoot>, could you give us
>> snippets (if not all) of your httpd.conf ?
>        This is the first change in 18 months.  The logs in
>        /usr/local/www/apache22/ haven't been touched for months.
>        I did remember to edit my named/* files, update the Date and restart.
>        Then I restarted other apache related scripts and binaries.  The next
>        "trick" is a reboot.  That won't tell me too much.

... especially since rebooting (ideally) shouldn't _fix_ apache22
problems.. If that works, it is only masking the real problem.

Do you remember any other major changes to your system or apache22
since your last reboot or apache update?

Glen Barber

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