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I am trying to configure the httpd.conf for apache on slackware 8.1 without much success. I did the full install for slack 8.1 but cannot locate the httpd.conf. I did find a httpd file but when I open it up with a text editor it's all a jumble of characters. There is a apacheconfig file however. Would that be the httpd.conf file for slackware 8.1?
If so, would I configure it by simply entering the configurations layed out in the manual anywhere in the file?
I'm new to linux and servers and even text editors, but I desperately would like to set up a server. I have gone thru all the resource sites and printed out the directions and even bought a few books on apache and linux, but I'm having a hard time filling in the info that these references expect me to already know. I can't seem to find any step by step instructions on how to configure httpd let alone find it.
On a side note to my frustrations, I've tried to downloading the latest FreeBSD because the book I bought on Apache recommends using it. I've successfully downloaded the files, which took a few days, and when I tried burning them Disc 2 would always fail to extract giving me errors. I tried different versions of FreeBSD but it's always Disc 2 that has this same problem... I've given up on using FreeBSD.
I haven't slept trying to install linux and locating the httpd.conf and I'm rambling...
If anyone can help me with suggestions in configuring Apache for a web server I'd appreciate it.