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Old 05-01-2004, 06:25 AM   #1
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Angry Starting apache (Slackware)

i am having serious trouble with apache

i have:

root@Asylum:/usr/sbin# apachectl start
/usr/sbin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started


root@Asylum:/# ./etc/rc.d/rc.httpd start
/usr/sbin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started

it just says that no matter what.... any idea will be appreciated
Old 05-01-2004, 07:30 AM   #2
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Is there any info in /var/log/apache?
Old 05-01-2004, 07:43 AM   #3
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Try using apachectl configtest

And it will print out why apache won't start, etc. Also make sure its not already running.
Old 05-01-2004, 08:06 AM   #4
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[Sat May 1 22:20:46 2004] [alert] mod_unique_id: unable to gethostbyname("Asylum")

when i was installing slack. i accidentalyl set Asylum as the hostname or sumfin

i have no clue what it was... or how to change it.......
Old 05-01-2004, 08:13 AM   #5
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I suppose you could add Asylum to your /etc/hosts file (make it resolve to your ip address), or use the hostname(1) command.
Old 05-01-2004, 08:46 AM   #6
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Not sure if this is your case, but I was running Slack 9.0 and I decided to upgrade it through swaret. For some reason, it also killed apache returning the same error message as yours. Downgrading to Slack 9.0 fixed the problem. Odd... try installing Apache package from Slack 9.0 and see if you are able to start it.(you can download at their page)

Good luck!
Old 05-23-2004, 12:04 PM   #7
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hay all

i had the same problem until i removed my virtual host

the apache started like always

hope this might help



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