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From Sorin Manolache <>
Subject Re: helloworld module won't load
Date Tue, 31 Mar 2009 07:02:45 GMT
On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 07:44, Richard Langly
<> wrote:
> I'm running gentoo and trying to see my helloworld module which I got
> from the apache modules book. So I try to hit
>, but nothing happens exept that I get a
> 'file does not exist' in the apache errors.log.
> When I run "apache2 -M", I don't see my module listed anywhere's. My
> module compiled and installed fine in /usr/lib64/apache2/modules when
> I did a 'apxs -cia mod_helloworld.c'
> Here's the file located in /etc/apache2/modules.d/
> ---
> LoadModule helloworld_module    modules/
> <Location /helloworld>
>    SetHandler helloworld
> </Location>
> ---
> I've also tried many other combinations of -D HELLO to the APACHE_OPTS
> line in /etc/conf.d/apache2 (just like the other gentoo module *.conf
> files, and restarted the server, but nothing has worked.
> I've done everything the book said, and all seems fine, except I see
> nowhere's that my module has loaded.

I have no experience on how apache is configured on gentoo, but here
is what you could try:

Check that the conf files under /etc/apache2/modules.d/ are loaded
into the server. Are there other files in that directory? If yes, are
the modules they refer to loaded? If there are files, but the
corresponding modules are not loaded, write something like Include
/etc/apache2/modules.d/* in the main apache config file. If there are
other files and the modules are loaded, just your module is not, then
there's a problem with your LoadModule configuration directive.

Paths like modules/ (that is without a forward slash
at the beginning) are relative to the ServerRoot. Check the ServerRoot
directive in your apache main conf file. Check how the other modules
specified their paths. In order to avoid any ambiguity, put the
absolute path, i.e. something like
/usr/lib/apache2/modules/ (a path that starts with a
forward slash).

On debian apache's main conf file (the file from which all the other
are included) is /etc/apache2/apache2.conf. I don't know which is the
main conf file on gentoo. It should be either
/etc/apache2/apache2.conf or /etc/apache2/httpd.conf but it depends on
how the apache compilation was configured.

Hope this helps,

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