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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Start/Stop Apache
Date Fri, 15 Nov 2002 03:54:57 GMT

On Thu, 14 Nov 2002, Thomas Kernes wrote:

> /etc/httpd/bin/httpd -k start is command in the apachectl
> Apache version is 2.0.43 compiled for YDL 2.1 on PPC
> When I run the command above (as root) I get the same thing:
> I guess I just don't know why the one process is owned by root AND why it
> won't die.
> I do appreciate your input though.  I will take whatever advice you have to
> give.

It is completely normal for one process to be owned by root.
or the documentation of your MPM.

Now your problem is how to get Apache to stop.

Step 1: signal the root-owned process:
kill `cat /usr/local/apache2/logs/`
(You should probably check and make sure the does indeed contain
the pid of the root-owned apache process.)

Assuming that step 1 worked, start apache again and try this:
httpd -k stop

Assuming that works, start it again and try
apache stop

Let us know which step is failing.


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