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From Harold <>
Subject [users@httpd] Problem with execO
Date Mon, 30 Aug 2004 19:10:46 GMT

I fear that, due to the intervening weekend, my posting of last Friday
might have been lost in the volume of emails.  Allow me to repeat.  I am
having no luck getting Apache to run. The closest point achieved so far
is when I start Console mode. The screen says:

> [Fri Aug 27 7:16:15 2004] [warn] (2) No such file or directory: execO
> may not be a safe
> Apache/1.3.31 (Win32) running...

What does it mean, and what do I do about it?

I want to get PHP to support MySQL on my PC in local mode.  Hence, I
need the server.  I installed Apache 2.0.  Then I found on the php site
that this was a mistake, uninstalled it, and then installed Apache 1.3.
The system is Windows 98.

During set-up I entered my email address, "localhost" and ""
Settings in Apache's conf include

-- Two lines at top of file:
ScriptAlias /php/ "c:/php/"
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

-- The rest of the file is pretty much at default, including:
ServerRoot "C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache"
DocumentRoot "C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache/htdocs"

I did find a reference which bothers me:
# Under Win32, we do not currently try to determine the home directory of
# a Windows login, so a format such as that below needs to be used.  See
# the UserDir documentation for details.
<IfModule mod_userdir.c>
   UserDir "C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache/users/"

There is no /users/ directory!  Also, there is no error log in the
(still empty) /logs/ directory.  What do I do about that?

In C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache/htdocs I have two test files,
test.html and test.php.  Both include this in the <body>:
<p>Hello from HTML.</p>
<?php echo "PHP says Hi, too";

If I open either directly, only the HTML line appears.  There seems to
be no connection between the page and PHP.  If I address the files as
they all go to "page cannot be displayed."  I assume it's because of the
above Apache error.  Apache is running as a Service.  The execO error
is seen when I then click on the icon to open it as a Console.

I also ran across:

> Because Apache cannot share the same port with another TCP/IP 
> application, you may need to stop, uninstall or reconfigure certain 
> other services before running Apache. These conflicting services 
> include other WWW servers and some firewall implementations. 

So I turned off both firewall and virus protection;  no change.  I am
*not* about to uninstall them!

I have visited the faq and have done searches on the archives.  No joy.
That's all I know about what to say or observe, and have now exhausted
my technical knowledge of the product outside of
see-the-dog-see-the-dog-run explanations.  Any idea where I might
find/fix my major foul-up?

Thanks for your time.


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