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From Robert T Wyatt <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Httpd.comf file and possible configuration issues
Date Wed, 16 May 2007 16:21:50 GMT
Arthur Pesa wrote:
> I have downloaded and compiled apache 2.2.4 on my Mac Powerbook G4 OS X
> 10.4.9. I did not make any significant changes to the httpd.conf file
> initially. I started the server and it error’d on startup with the
> following messages in terminal. I am not getting anything relevant to
> this error in logs/error.log.
> (48)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address [::]:80
> (48)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address
> Also, I am able to see httpd processes in activity monitor, but they
> have different pid’s than the one found in logs/ I am assuming
> those are processes started by the shipped version of apache from Apple,
> which I would like to disable but don’t quite know how. To start the
> apache server I am using the full path to the new apache installation as
> well as the apachectl –f to pass the location and file name of the
> httpd.conf file I want to use.
> Changes to conf/httpd.conf
> Servername as well as my IP-( not at the same time)
> ServerAdmin (my email address)
> DocumentRoot (my Sites Folder at “/users/arthurpesa/Sites”)
> I have not changed anything else yet. Any insight is greatly appreciated,
> Thanks,
> Pat

You can disable the built in httpd by going to your system prefs file
> sharing > disable web sharing.

You can check which httpd and apachectl are being used with (in
which httpd
which apachectl

How/where did you install 2.2.4?

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