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From Axel-St├ęphane SMORGRAV <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Apache not working
Date Mon, 30 Jan 2006 07:37:48 GMT
I guess that you had Apache 1.3 directives in your httpd.conf that do no longer exist in Apache
2.0. Chances are that your server was not even running. Also, whenever you require assistance,
be more specific in your problem description. "It doesn't work" just doesn't do it...
Rule #1 when debugging such problems is to read the Apache error.log file in the logs sub-directory
of your Apache installation. If the file is not present, that means that Apache has not started.
One reason for that could be that it is unable to write to the error log. If the file has
been created, it may contain error messages about directives not known to any loaded module,
or other configuration problems. If it does not contain any such errors, your server is probably
up and running.

>From my experience with Apache 1.3 and 2.0 I would much rather run Apache 2.0. The general
recommendation is to use Apache 2.2 for any new server installation unless there are compelling
reasons not to, such as unavailability of third party modules.



From: Chris Caceres [] 
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 1:54 AM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Apache not working

Thanks for the reply Boysenberry.  I was still having problems and noticed the book I was
reading uses version 1.3 of Apache so I uninstalled 2.0.55 and installed the old version and
it works now. 

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