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From Jimmy McDonald <...@bsdshell.dyndns.org>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache says it's started but it hasn't....
Date Thu, 03 Apr 2003 22:25:38 GMT
Actually... I think these directives are based on your version
of mod_ssl. I think the SSLEnabled will work either way but if
your mod_ssl is version 2.x then you can use SSLEngine on

Sorry for the confusion.



On Thu, 3 Apr 2003, Jimmy McDonald wrote:

> If I remember correctly you are on a Solaris box.
>
> I have run into this problem before and its very frustrating.
>
> Since the logs are showing you nothing, my next step would
> be to take a look at what is really happening.
>
> The following will create a big ugly file with a bunch of stuff
> that looks impossible to understand.
>
> truss -o truss.out -f ./apachectl start
>
> ----[sidenote]----
>
> 	If you have linux, I believe the equivalent would be:
>
> 	strace -o strace.out -f ./apachectl start
>
> 	If so, just do a man strace
>
> ----[/sidenote]----
>
> If you issue that, all the system calls, signals and faults of the
> process and child processes will be sent to the file truss.out
>
> >From there you might be able to get some insight as to what
> exactly is causing the failure.
>
> This file is not easy to read and you might want read the man
> pages on it to see if some of the options might be interesting
> to you but the man pages don't tell you how to read the output
> but rather how to pick and chose what you want to output and
> to some extent, how you want it to look.
>
> There could be things that on first pass look like errors
> where the process says it couldn't find something in a certain
> path but if you look it will keep looking in other places and
> in the end actually does find it.
>
> Usually what I do edit the truss.out and go to the end of the
> file and work my way up because the message where process terminated
> will be most likely be at the end. Of course, some condition that
> was recorded earlier in the file might be the reason it terminated.
>
> Sometimes even using truss doesn't reveal what you were hoping it would
> but since it takes almost no time it's worth a go.
>
>
> On Thu, 3 Apr 2003 batristain@mediageneral.com wrote:
>
> > Okay it tells me it's started but there are no processes when I do a grep
> > and nothing in the error_log
> > Any suggestions?
> >
> > # ps -ef|grep apache
> > # ./apachectl start
> > ./apachectl start: httpd started
> > # ps -ef|grep apache
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Bobbie Atristain
> > Internet Systems Administrator
> > Media General, INC.
> > 804.649.6156
> >
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