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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 45863] (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address [::]:80
Date Wed, 24 Sep 2008 21:32:10 GMT

--- Comment #18 from MOB.COM <>  2008-09-24 14:32:10 PST ---
(In reply to comment #17)
> (In reply to comment #16)
> > Here is the explicit request for improvements from previous post:
> > 
> > a) Immediately displaying users the error when they try to start the server:
> > e.g. "could not log pid to file /etc/httpd/run/"
> Apache httpd 2.2.9 does log the following error if the pid file directory does
> not exist:
> [Wed Sep 24 22:22:57 2008] [error] (2)No such file or directory: could not
> create /my/test/directory/
> [Wed Sep 24 22:22:57 2008] [error] httpd: could not log pid to file
> /my/test/directory/
> So the message is already there. It does not appear on the console, but instead
> in the error log file (where it belongs).
> > b) Informing users of ASF httpd project layout's default Pidfile path in the
> > httpd.conf
> It is already contained in the default configuration file
> (conf/extra/httpd-mpm.conf), and the actual path used is contained in the above
> log message.
> Furthermore the build installations concerning the use of configure explain how
> to set a default, what is the name of the default layout, and in which file it
> is described:
> Regards,
> Rainer

Thanks for the reply, 

On the Pidfile path is only specified on and that page is only
linked from the bottom of through
a small link titled "Listen", which is very hard to find online, so it's good
to know it is specified in and extra directory configuration file also.

Is there a reason why the pidfile error should only be logged and not displayed
on console as the binding error is. It causes a fatal problem, for which users
get no notification on the console, whereas even the smallest misconfigurations
of httpd.conf result in console error messages.

We are willing to write the necessary patch code for this, unless it is better
for some reason, to have this error only logged and not on console.

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