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From Robert F Hall <rfh...@berkeley.edu>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache server service within a knoppix VMWare appliance?
Date Sun, 12 Aug 2007 22:09:48 GMT
Kathi, try ./apachectl instead of apachectl.   Looks like the current 
dir is not in root's PATH.
-Robert

Kathi Porter wrote, on 8/12/2007 3:06 PM:
> Hi Noodl;
>  
> thanks for all the info. Even I can't remember how I got to that 
> download site... Anyway, I opened a command line (as root) and tried 
> the "apachectl start" command, but it came back with "bash: apachectl: 
> command not found. I'll keep doggedly pursuing this. And thanks for 
> the link.
>  
> regards,
>  
> KP
>
> */Vincent Bray <noodlet@gmail.com>/* wrote:
>
>     On 13/08/07, Kathi Porter wrote:
>     > Hi;
>     > I'm a brand-spanking new "newbie when it comes to Apache web
>     server. I'll be
>     > atking a class next spring, but wanted to install it and "play"
>     with it a
>     > bit before then.
>     > I'm running a knoppix
>
>     I haven't ever used knoppix so can't answer your questions
>     directly, sorry.
>
>     > (linux/X Windows GUI) virtual appliance within a
>     > Windows XP enviroment (a DSL modem connected to a wireless
>     router, with a
>     > firewall enabled on the router). In looking at the contents of
>     the virtual
>     > HD root folder, the /etc/apache/ directory structure is present
>     and contains
>     > the Apache configuration files. So I took a "leap of faith" and
>     assumed
>     > Apache server was already installed & started on this image. But
>     when I
>     > start the Firefox browser and enter the url - http://localhost/
>     I got the
>     > following error message:
>     > "Unable to connect. Firefox can't establish a connection to the
>     server at
>     > the locahost." So this has to mean the service isn't running.
>
>     Quite probably, yes.
>
>     > I don't see it
>     > listed among the installed applications. Does X Windows have an
>     equivalent
>     > of the Microsoft Windows control panel?
>
>     No, in fact because X Windows has very few applications, and they're
>     mostly for testing. Rather, it's the underlying mechanism by which
>     certain applications send and recieve events to the screen.
>
>     > I checked under the control center,
>     > system, utlities and settings but didn't find anything familiar.
>
>     There's likely to be some GUI for starting and stopping services, but
>     perhaps not. Am I right in thinking that knoppix is a 'live' linux
>     installation that loses all 'state' (knowledge of previous runs) after
>     reboot? In any case, try opening a command line and running 'apachectl
>     start' as root.
>
>     > Do I need
>     > to do the binary install from
>     > http://www.uniontransit.com/apache/httpd/binaries/linux/
>
>     No! They're all way out of date. How did you find that site, by the
>     way? Having an 'apache' directory in /etc indicates that you have
>     apache installed.
>
>     > Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.
>
>     You might like to seek out a knoppix specific support channel for
>     this. In two years I don't recall anybody asking for help with this
>     OS, largely because of the 'no saved state' thing, but I could be
>     missing the point.
>
>     It doesn't have your distro, but this wiki page may help you find
>     what's where:
>
>     http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/DistrosDefaultLayout
>
>     -- 
>     noodl
>
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