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From <dan...@bestweb.net>
Subject [users@httpd] "cannot execute binary file" error
Date Wed, 25 Dec 2002 10:01:07 GMT
dell 4100, 256mb ram, lilo, suse on 10g hd

"cannot execute binary file" error

The following is a copy of my console input when trying
to install "httpd-2.0.43-powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz".

Please note that before executing"./apachectl start",
" /usr/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf", had been created
several minutes before.


edwand@linux:~>
edwand@linux:~> su
Password:
#
linux:/home/edwand #
linux:/home/edwand # cd /usr/local/apache_instructions
#
linux:/usr/local/apache_instructions #
linux:/usr/local/apache_instructions # gunzip -cd <
/usr/local/apache_instructions/httpd-2.0.43-powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz
| tar xvf -
#
linux:/usr/local/apache_instructions #
linux:/usr/local/apache_instructions # cd
/usr/local/apache_instructions/httpd-2.0.43
#
linux:/usr/local/apache_instructions/httpd-2.0.43 #
linux:/usr/local/apache_instructions/httpd-2.0.43 # ./install-bindist.sh
#
linux:/usr/local/apache_instructions/httpd-2.0.43 #
linux:/usr/local/apache_instructions/httpd-2.0.43 #
/usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl start
#
linux:/usr/local/apache_instructions/httpd-2.0.43 # cd
/usr/local/apache2/bin/
linux:/usr/local/apache2/bin # ./apachectl start
./apachectl: /usr/local/apache2/bin/httpd: cannot execute binary file


linux:/usr/local/apache2/bin # ls
.   ab         apr-config  apxs      dbmmanage  envvars-std  htdigest  httpd
rotatelogs
..  apachectl  apu-config  checkgid  envvars    htdbm        htpasswd
logresolve
linux:/usr/local/apache2/bin #

My goal is to test MYSQL-PHP using Apache as my server.

Should I switch to Red Hat 8.0, where there seems to be more "help" traffic.

The above error does not appear in any message lists I've scanned, but then
I only look at the last 200 messages if my list search fails to get hits.
There are very few list messages for SuSE.

Q1.  As a novice What can I do to get Apache started on SuSE 8.0?

Q2.  Should I switch to Red Hat Pro 8.0, and will thier install of the
     programs "Mysql, PHP, and Apache", work?

Thanks for your patience.

Dander





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