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Old 08-31-2002, 10:02 AM   #1
spongebob
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Unhappy Help with Apache 2 and Redhat 7.3


I upgraded apache 1.3 to 2 but now I can't get apache to work!

First thing I did was uninstalled apache 1.3 and all its dependencies by using 'rpm -e' and, as far as I know, the process went fine.

Second, I installed apache2... by source?? It was a tar.gz file and I had to compile it to /usr/local/apache2. That went fine also.

The problem is apache will not start. I do 'apachectl start' in /usr/local/apache2/bin and I get a 'command not found' error. Apachectl is in there, how come I'm getting a 'command not fount?' And yes, I'm doing this as root. Am I supposed to do something else to get apache running?

TIA

Last edited by spongebob; 08-31-2002 at 11:06 AM.
 
Old 08-31-2002, 11:21 AM   #2
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Nevermind, it works now!

I was doing 'apchectl start' inside the directory instead of doing /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl start, n00b
 
Old 09-01-2002, 09:48 AM   #3
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You're still opening yourself to a huge problem later on, though.

If you really want Apache 2, then grab the *source* package from RawHide, and recompile that.

If you start installing things from source, then your machine is no longer RedHat 7.3 in any way, and you mayas well give up ever upgrading it.

That's fine if you want to be installing from source for ever more, though.

Incidentally, there's precious little point installing Apache 2 unless you have a real need for it. The only need that most people are likely to run into is Subversion, at which point you've got to install from CVS anyway, which is *not* pleasant.
 
  


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