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Old 01-24-2002, 04:04 AM   #1
omac
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Installing Apache on Debian, apt-get error


hello everyone,

i'm new to debian linux (or linux for that matter), and i'm having problems installing apache. i type:

apt-get install apache

everything seems fine, until i get this message:
==========================================
apache: cannot determine host name.
Use the ServerName directives to set it manually.
/usr/sbin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started.

Configuration failed! Run "apacheconfig" to try this again later.
===========================================

what do you think i should do? is it just a matter of changing the text in some configuration files? which ones? help

thanks a lot.

ramel.
 
Old 01-24-2002, 04:59 AM   #2
alfie
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Re: Installing Apache on Debian, apt-get error

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Originally posted by omac
apache: cannot determine host name.
Use the ServerName directives to set it manually.
/usr/sbin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started.

Configuration failed! Run "apacheconfig" to try this again later.
Hi there.

It seems that your computer doesn't have a real hostname associated to it (I guess an nslookup or such is done to check that). Then you will have to like sugguested: Use the ServerName directives which is located in your /etc/apache/httpd.conf file. Once you've set that apache should start with no problem at all.

Btw., I don't know if it's common here to put a question into different forums - try to avoid that :)

Last edited by alfie; 01-24-2002 at 05:00 AM.
 
Old 01-24-2002, 10:38 AM   #3
omac
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thanks :)

oops, sorry about posting to 2 forums.

and thanks for the reply. i'll check out that httpd.conf.

if it's no trouble, what should the servername be? should i just use any name, or is it the host name of my computer, or is it the ip address?

thanks

ramel.
 
  


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