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Old 10-25-2003, 03:21 PM   #1
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Sorry, that Apache test page is at it again.

I have been on Red Hat Linux 9 for a little while now. I posted before about not being able to find the folder with the Apache test page in. I just need a pathname to that folder so I can add my own files and replace that test page!

I have searched high and low for "usr/local/apache/htdocs" or any kind of "htdocs" folder but I don't seem to be getting anywhere.

It is probably a trivial issue to an experienced Linux user, that's why it's so annoying!
Old 10-25-2003, 03:35 PM   #2
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Okay I am not exactly a linux guru but..

try the /var/ directory, there might be something in there like "www".


su as root


locate htdocs
(or index.html or anything you can think relates to apache)

you could also try

locate httpd.conf


locate httpd2.conf

then if you find the httpd.conf open it with your favourite text editor and look for the lines serverroot and documentroot or something simmilar.

Hope that helps.

ps. the conf files in mandrake 9.2 are in /etc/httpd/conf/
Old 10-25-2003, 03:44 PM   #3
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Yeah, I'll work on what you said. Thanks for the reply anyway, I am kinda freaking out with Red Hat. I am an ex-windows person so I find it all a bit strange.

I read some of the "I hate Linux" posts that reside in this forum, I can understand what they mean, but I am determined to stick at it.
Old 10-25-2003, 06:10 PM   #4
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Arent we all ex windows ?

All I can say is its a steep learning curve, but it IS worth sticking with it. To be honest I went from windows to linux, back to windows then windows/linux dual boot.. over this time you pick up a lot

Now I am running a linux server and have setup everything no problem.

The cool thing is if you ever have a problem there is always someone out there to help or someone has already encountered the problem and wrote a howto on fixing it .. its a great community, which I am proud to be a part of now.
Old 10-26-2003, 05:53 PM   #5
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There is a file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
or httpd2.conf which configures Apache. The location may vary according to distro and depending on which version of Apache you are using In that file there is a line that will read something like:

DocumentRoot /var/www/html/

This tells Apache where you will place your web pages. You can change the default if you want. In that directory is index.shtml which is what you see when you point your browser at Create your own index.html and place it there and see the difference

As for Hal, yes, it can be very frustrating. I am thinking of promoting my status to advanced newbie. I am certainly no expert. I have had a lot of help from a lot of strangers. That is one of the best things about Linux.



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