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From "Jonathan Mangin" <jon.man...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2 looking for wrong httpd.conf file on Mac
Date Wed, 01 Jun 2005 21:51:22 GMT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ed Heckman" <eheckman@dimensioni.com>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 1:40 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2 looking for wrong httpd.conf file on Mac


> on 5/30/05 1:16 PM, Davide Bianchi at davide@onlyforfun.net wrote:
>
>> httpd -V will show you where he thinks that the configuration file is,
>
>
> on 5/31/05 12:08 AM, Tejas Sanghavi at tejas.sanghavi@patni.com wrote:
>
>> Try './apachectl configtest'. This will pick the current version. If 
>> apache
>> is installed in some other directory as well and that directory is 
>> present
>> in the environment variable PATH first, then problem may arise.
>
>
> These two responses combined to give the answer I needed. Httpd -V showed 
> me
> that what I was launching was the copy of Apache that comes with Mac OS X. 
> I
> wasn't aware that unix searches for executables in the PATH but not the
> current directory, unlike DOS. So being in the correct directory and just
> typing 'httpd' did NOT launch the copy in that directory, it launched one
> from somewhere else. No wonder I was confused!
>
> Thank you guys for helping to clear this up for me.
>
> Now to grapple with the next problem(s)...
>
>
You may find it useful to add . (current directory) at some
point (beginning?) in your PATH definitions (.profile and/or
/etc/profile ?).

--J



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