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Old 03-07-2003, 02:29 PM   #1
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Apache fails on boot in RH8

I'm currently trying to get Apache to load on boot in RH8. It is installed as a service, and is cheked for startup on boot.

-I tried doing this with Apache 2.0 which obviouslt came with RH8 when I installed it, but when that was failing

- I thought maybe I hadn't gotten a full install of it, so I downloaded and installed the latest release from It does work, because I can manually start it in terminal, but it still fails on boot.

I am using this with, which I know is also working correctly as after I start httpd manually, I can go to and I get the apache welcome page.

Since I am a nebie with Linux, please be very specific with commands/ paths, as some of the stuff that should be obvious to me (since I figured it out before), hasn't quite clicked fully in my brain yet.
Old 03-07-2003, 02:47 PM   #2
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What error messages you get? Look into /var/log/messages and see if you can find Apache fail messages.

The simpliest method to start it at boot: put the command you use to start Apache from console into /etc/rc.d/rc.local (at the end of the file).
Old 03-07-2003, 03:00 PM   #3
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Thank you for the prompt reply. I'll try your suggestion of putting the cmd in that file.

As for the error I'm getting, this is taken right from /var/log/messages:
Mar 7 14:47:08 x1-6-00-e0-18-3d-60-6c httpd: httpd startup failed

In the words of George Carlin: "Well isn't this being a little vague?"


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