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Old 05-31-2001, 03:35 PM   #1
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Hi all,

i am slowly learning linux (I use Corel v1.2, kernel 2.2.16 w/ the gui) and have recently aspired to implementing it as a web server... i followed the directions from the corel linux homepage for getting apache set up but after i set up "httpd.conf" as directed, i tried to restart apache (not that it would start in the first place) and it simply says "failed".
During my OS install, i included web-server package (thus apache was installed w/ necc. components). Please tell me what i am missing here. Thanx in advance!

p.s. i have successfully configured file/print sharing and tcp/ip
Old 05-31-2001, 06:51 PM   #2
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I don't know whats missing from a distance, and if thats the -only- error that shows, maybe "apachectl configtest" shows more if its a config error, else u gotta look in tru the error_log for clues.
Old 06-01-2001, 08:57 AM   #3
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yes, post a copy of your error_log...
Old 06-01-2001, 09:04 AM   #4
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If you are learning Linux, I suggest compiling and installing your software yourself. This will give you more control over how your software is installed and your system is organized. This is especially important if you aspire to running servers

Download the current tar file of Apache and do the following:

1. Save the apache tar file into /usr/local/src
2. cd into /usr/local/src and unzip with following:
tar -xvzf <apache file name>
3. cd into new directory created in /usr/local/src
4. cd into /usr/local/<apache directory>/src
5. Run following command: ./configure
6. Run following command: make
7. Run following command: make install

Apache should now be installed with SWAT capabilities.
On my Mandrake box, all I now needed to do was type following in web browser: http://localhost.localdomain

If this doesnt work, check to make sure apache is running and start with following command if it is not:
cd /usr/local/<apache>/bin ./apachectl start

I dont like using rpm's.
They tend to scatter files all over the system and make admin more troublesome.

Good luck....


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