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From dgau...@hyperreal.org
Subject cvs commit: apache-1.3/htdocs/manual/misc FAQ.html
Date Sat, 14 Feb 1998 13:06:26 GMT
dgaudet     98/02/14 05:06:26

  Modified:    htdocs/manual/misc FAQ.html
  Log:
  I am tired tired tired of dealing with "kill -9" and "killall -whatever httpd" bugs
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.107     +63 -1     apache-1.3/htdocs/manual/misc/FAQ.html
  
  Index: FAQ.html
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /export/home/cvs/apache-1.3/htdocs/manual/misc/FAQ.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.106
  retrieving revision 1.107
  diff -u -r1.106 -r1.107
  --- FAQ.html	1998/02/11 15:14:33	1.106
  +++ FAQ.html	1998/02/14 13:06:25	1.107
  @@ -15,7 +15,7 @@
     <!--#include virtual="header.html" -->
     <H1 ALIGN="CENTER">Apache Server Frequently Asked Questions</H1>
     <P>
  -  $Revision: 1.106 $ ($Date: 1998/02/11 15:14:33 $)
  +  $Revision: 1.107 $ ($Date: 1998/02/14 13:06:25 $)
     </P>
     <P>
     The latest version of this FAQ is always available from the main
  @@ -258,6 +258,13 @@
      <LI><A HREF="#namevhost">I upgraded to Apache 1.3b and now my
       virtual hosts don't work!</A>
      </LI>
  +   <LI><A HREF="#redhat">I'm using RedHat Linux and I have problems with httpd
  +    dying randomly or not restarting properly</A>
  +   </LI>
  +   <li><a href="#stopping">I upgraded from an Apache version earlier
  +    than 1.2.0 and suddenly I have problems with Apache dying randomly
  +    or not restarting properly</a>
  +   </li>
     </OL>
    </LI>
   </UL>
  @@ -2169,6 +2176,61 @@
     </P>
     <HR>
    </LI>
  +
  + <li><a name="redhat"><strong>I'm using RedHat Linux and I have problems
with httpd
  +    dying randomly or not restarting properly</strong></a>
  +
  +    <p>RedHat Linux versions 4.x (and possibly earlier) rpms contain
  +    various nasty scripts which do not stop or restart Apache properly.
  +    These can affect you even if you're not running the RedHat supplied
  +    rpms.
  +
  +    <p> If you're using the default install then you're probably running
  +    Apache 1.1.3, which is outdated.  From RedHat's ftp site you can
  +    pick up a more recent RPM for Apache 1.2.x.  This will solve one of
  +    the problems.
  +
  +    <p> If you're using a custom built Apache rather than the RedHat rpms
  +    then you should <code>rpm -e apache</code>.  In particular you want
  +    the mildly broken <code>/etc/logrotate.d/apache</code> script to be
  +    removed, and you want the broken <code>/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd</code>
  +    (or <code>httpd.init</code>) script to be removed.  The latter is
  +    actually fixed by the apache-1.2.5 rpms but if you're building your
  +    own Apache then you probably don't want the RedHat files.
  +
  +    <p>We can't stress enough how important it is for folks, <i>especially
  +    vendors</i> to follow the <a href="../stopping.html">stopping Apache
  +    directions</a> given in our documentation.  In RedHat's defense,
  +    the broken scripts were necessary with Apache 1.1.x because the
  +    Linux support in 1.1.x was very poor, and there were various race
  +    conditions on all platforms.  None of this should be necessary with
  +    Apache 1.2 and later.
  +    </p>
  +    <hr>
  +  </li>
  +
  +  <li><a name="stopping"><strong>I upgraded from an Apache version earlier
  +    than 1.2.0 and suddenly I have problems with Apache dying randomly
  +    or not restarting properly</strong></a>
  +
  +    <p>You should read <a href="#redhat">the previous note</a> about
  +    problems with RedHat installations.  It is entirely likely that your
  +    installation has start/stop/restart scripts which were built for
  +    an earlier version of Apache.  Versions earlier than 1.2.0 had
  +    various race conditions that made it necessary to use
  +    <code>kill -9</code> at times to take out all the httpd servers.
  +    But that should not be necessary any longer.  You should follow
  +    the <a href="../stopping.html">directions on how to stop
  +    and restart Apache</a>.
  +
  +    <p>As of Apache 1.3 there is a script
  +    <code>src/support/apachectl</code> which, after a bit of
  +    customization, is suitable for starting, stopping, and restarting
  +    your server.
  +    </p>
  +    <hr>
  +
  +  </li>
   
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