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Old 04-27-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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apache error - folder not found


I am receiving this error:

Code:
apache2: Syntax error on line 265 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Include directory '/var/www/mods-enabled' not found
Action 'configtest' failed.
The Apache error log may have more information.
 failed!
I am almost certain that I didn't touch this file/folder. And for some odd reason, my apache server is still up and running, even though it gives a error at boot-up, as well as when attempting to restart the service.

I went to the directory, and can confirm that this folder is not there. Not sure that it ever was. I was able to located it in /etc/apache2. Should I modify the file to represent this, or is there something else going on, causing the issue?
 
Old 04-28-2013, 04:44 AM   #2
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Apache2 uses this directory to determine which extensions, or "mods," are enabled. Descriptive title! Usually this directory contains a bunch of symbolic links pointing to corresponding items in the mods-available directory. To enable a mod, symlink it from mods-available to mods-enabled. If that directory is missing, no mods will be enabled. You need these links in place, for example, if you're going to use PHP. Here's mine:
Code:
root@caroline:~$ ls -l /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 Apr 13 23:34 alias.conf -> ../mods-available/alias.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 Apr 13 23:34 alias.load -> ../mods-available/alias.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Apr 13 23:34 auth_basic.load -> ../mods-available/auth_basic.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Apr 13 23:34 authn_file.load -> ../mods-available/authn_file.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 36 Apr 13 23:34 authz_default.load -> ../mods-available/authz_default.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 38 Apr 13 23:34 authz_groupfile.load -> ../mods-available/authz_groupfile.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Apr 13 23:34 authz_host.load -> ../mods-available/authz_host.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Apr 13 23:34 authz_user.load -> ../mods-available/authz_user.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 30 Apr 13 23:34 deflate.conf -> ../mods-available/deflate.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 30 Apr 13 23:34 deflate.load -> ../mods-available/deflate.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 Apr 13 23:34 dir.conf -> ../mods-available/dir.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 Apr 13 23:34 dir.load -> ../mods-available/dir.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 Apr 13 23:34 env.load -> ../mods-available/env.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 Apr 13 23:34 mime.conf -> ../mods-available/mime.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 Apr 13 23:34 mime.load -> ../mods-available/mime.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 34 Apr 13 23:34 negotiation.conf -> ../mods-available/negotiation.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 34 Apr 13 23:34 negotiation.load -> ../mods-available/negotiation.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 Apr 13 23:34 perl.load -> ../mods-available/perl.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 Apr 13 23:34 php5.conf -> ../mods-available/php5.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 Apr 13 23:34 php5.load -> ../mods-available/php5.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 29 Apr 13 23:34 python.load -> ../mods-available/python.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Apr 13 23:34 reqtimeout.conf -> ../mods-available/reqtimeout.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Apr 13 23:34 reqtimeout.load -> ../mods-available/reqtimeout.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Apr 13 23:34 setenvif.conf -> ../mods-available/setenvif.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Apr 13 23:34 setenvif.load -> ../mods-available/setenvif.load
So, yes, you really should have this dir in place and set up correctly.
 
Old 04-30-2013, 03:59 PM   #3
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I am getting the same error when I try to restart apache. This error started appearing when I restarted the server. I'm not sure what the problem is. Why is apache looking for /mods-enabled in /var/www? Shouldn't it look for that directory in /etc/apache2?
 
Old 04-30-2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by avg View Post
I am getting the same error when I try to restart apache. This error started appearing when I restarted the server. I'm not sure what the problem is. Why is apache looking for /mods-enabled in /var/www? Shouldn't it look for that directory in /etc/apache2?
Perhaps you have a wrong ServerRoot in apache2.conf. Change it to
Code:
ServerRoot  /etc/apache2
and see if ti works

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:19 PM   #5
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I got it! My ServerRoot is set to /var/www, so apache looks in /var/www for everything. When it tries to include mods-enabled, it looks in /var/www as well. I specified the full path in apache2.conf to look in /etc/apache2 and that fixed the problem.

Code:
Include /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/*.load
Include /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/*.conf

Include /etc/apache2/ports.conf

Include /etc/apache2/conf.d/

Include /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/
 
  


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