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From "Wagner, Aaron" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Problem with execO
Date Mon, 30 Aug 2004 19:26:02 GMT
try changing the setting in the httpd.conf to listen a differnt port.  ie 

# Listen: Allows you to bind Apache to specific IP addresses and/or
# ports, instead of the default. See also the <VirtualHost>
# directive.
# Change this to Listen on specific IP addresses as shown below to
# prevent Apache from glomming onto all bound IP addresses (
Listen 7002

and then use: 


to test Apache setup.

You look like something is holding port 80.  try port 7002(or any other unused port) to verify
apache will start and then track down what is using port 80.


-----Original Message-----
From: Harold []
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 3:11 PM
Subject: [users@httpd] Problem with execO


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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