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Subject Re: [users@httpd] httpd: fatal: open failed: No such file or directory Killed
Date Tue, 08 Apr 2008 15:37:09 GMT
Thanks Craig,

I have asked sys admin to find out if any patching was done recently & i 
suspect that would be the bottleneck area bcoz i had installed IBM http 
server earlier & the instance was running smooth.... after few days i 
tried again & this time it failed so i guess it could be some patching 

one thing i really don't understand is that now if installation is 
correctly done,how come i don get any error anywhere if instance is unable 
to start.I should see some error message either in 'error.log' or on the 
prompt...but thats not the case...same installation i did for AIX & its 
working fine....
On solaris (5.10)when i run the instance ,it returns the prompt with no 
message(which i assume is exit code - 0 ,success)...but then instance 
doesn't start... :(

has anyone ever faced problems of this type,even when its default 
installation (httpd.conf & apachectl) ?

without any error message,its difficult to understand whats going wrong..

Thanks & Regards
Abhijeet Kulkarni 

Craig Dunigan <> 
04/04/2008 07:48 PM
Please respond to


Re: [users@httpd] httpd: fatal: open failed: 
No such file or directory Killed

On Fri, 4 Apr 2008, Eric Covener wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 5:42 AM,  <> wrote:
>> anyone with some bright ideas out there?
> Contact your vendor for support, Make sure your script calls apachectl
> and not httpd directly, if no errors are logged try starting under
> truss and looking for interesting errors or messages written that
> don't end up in the logs.

And check with your sysadmin(s) to see if any recent patching or other 
system work might have changed linking in any way on this host.

Craig Dunigan
IS Technical Services Specialist
Middleware - EIS - DoIT
University of Wisconsin, Madison

opinions expressed are my own, not the University's

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