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Old 02-17-2004, 08:16 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Gentoo 1.4, Slackware 9, Suse 9.0
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Apache wont start in Gentoo

I recently installed Gentoo Linux 1.4. I just installed apache and followed the necessary steps to do so included in the Linux desktop Configuration Guid provoded from Gentoo. these are the steps that i took:
emerge apache mod_php
rc-update add apache2 default
/etc/init.d/apache2 start

and i got this error when starting apache:
apache2: Could not determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName [ !! ]

I think i fixed this error by removing the # comment tag infront of the line:
ServerName localhost
in the apache2.conf file but when i try to start it, i get this:
* Starting apache2... [ !! ]
and i get this error in the error_log file:
[Tue Feb 17 17:12:41 2004] [alert] (EAI 2)Name or service not known: mod_unique_id: unable to find IPv4 address of "box1"
Configuration Failed

any ideas on how i can fix this so that apache will start correctly. because right now i cant get it to start at all.

Old 02-17-2004, 09:27 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2003
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a) if you're not using mod_unique_id just comment out it's LoadModule
or b) grep for "box1" in the apache conf dir(s) and see if it's set in there anywhere.
Old 02-17-2004, 10:13 PM   #3
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thanks i got it to work. i used this fix:
addd ip and box1 to /etc/hosts and it workd.


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