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Old 05-15-2003, 07:44 AM   #1
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HELP! I've deleted the /etc/httpd folder


Now what!!????

Attempting to upgrade to Apache v2.0.45, I figured that since this version was installing into the /usr/local/apache2 folder, I could go ahead and delete the /etc/httpd folder.

I guess not!

Now the httpd service won't start because the stuff that was in there is ......well.....gone.

Any advice for someone learning the hard way?

TIA
 
Old 05-15-2003, 07:46 AM   #2
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remove and reinstall (or just force an install) of apache again, that's where ALL config files are stored so everything has gone, unless you can get it back from your quarter hourly backup.. ;-)
 
Old 05-15-2003, 08:00 AM   #3
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I did that....or at least thought I did.

I went back to the /root/httpd.2.0.45 folder and performed the commands:

./configure
make
make install

the /etc/httpd folder did not get recreated.
 
Old 05-15-2003, 08:06 AM   #4
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well quite often there will be an example config setup, might be /usr/share/doc/httpd/httpd.conf or such like...check what files were actually installed during the "make install"
 
Old 05-15-2003, 09:58 AM   #5
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Well, you might have also just deleted the old stuff. The new httpd.conf file might be on your system. If you are afraid it won't start because you are using your old init.d script, well it is probably looking in the old place. Try a locate:
(as root)
updatedb &&
locate httpd.conf

If something turns up, there it is. Now just edit to your needs, and edit your init.d script to show the new location (or symlink to the old).

HTH

Cool
 
Old 05-16-2003, 07:22 AM   #6
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I 'located' the httpd.conf file, made the necessary adjustments and now, I'm in business again!!

Thanks much!!
Neb
 
Old 05-16-2003, 07:29 AM   #7
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Woohoo! Gotta love the feeling of fixing your problem, it's always better than a "oh well, I'll just reinstall"

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