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Old 07-09-2003, 09:07 PM   #1
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httpd as a service

I installed apache2 from the source files. I want it to start as a service automatically.

When I use chkconfig --add httpd, it gives an error that it cannot find that service.

I have also tried the entire path:
chkconfig --add /etc/local/apache2/bin/httpd but it still gives that error.

My old version of Apache2 (which I deleted in order to upgrade) was installed from an RPM and it was a service.

How can I get this one to work the same way?
Old 07-09-2003, 09:22 PM   #2
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I'm a newbie here, but i think the startup scripts for services are located in /etc/init.d. I think that doing a 'make install' after building apache would install the startup script for you already.
Old 07-09-2003, 10:01 PM   #3
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I did "make" and "make install"

I see scripts for many programs in that directory, but nothing like apache or httpd.
Old 07-10-2003, 01:07 AM   #4
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Copy the startup script to /etc/init.d/ and make a symbolic link to this script from the run level you're running. This is what I did for Apache 1.3 (havent installed apache 2 from source yet). Since you said that you installed it from source, the startup script should be in the installation folder i.e. --prefix=path/to/apache/bin

Hope this helps.
Old 07-10-2003, 07:25 AM   #5
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Just find out where the start-script of apache is isntalled, look in your makefile where the bindir is ..
The start-script is called apachectl, on slackware it resides in /usr/sbin/apachectl on redhat9 it is in /sbin/apachectl. Just type in prompt:
apachectl start , then u have it as service, to stop it type: apachectl stop

That all ..
Old 07-10-2003, 07:54 AM   #6
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Thank you for the help. I have it running now.


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