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From Tony Keith <>
Subject Re: 3.2b6 garbled API module structure...
Date Thu, 09 Nov 2000 00:03:33 GMT
I'm seeing the exact same problem with 3.2b6.

Paul Tiemann wrote:

> I'm attempting to install a 3.2 version of tomcat in order to achieve
> virtual hosts in a single JVM.
> When I try to start apache I get this:
> "Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 1 of
> /opt/apache/conf/tomcat-apache.conf:
> API module structure `jserv_module' in file
> /opt/apache/libexec/ is garbled - perhaps this is not an
> Apache module DSO?"
> I thought it might be my installation of apache (which was previously
> working with the old with DSO).  I downloaded 1.3.14 and
> built it, just in case.  These are were my exact parameters to the
> apache build process:
> ./configure --prefix=/opt/apache --enable-rule=SHARED_CORE
> --enable-module=so
> make
> make install
> The first I tried was the one I downloaded from the 3.2b6
> bin/linux/i386/ download directory.  Since it didn't work, I feared that
> it might be the netscape save-file problem, so I downloaded the source
> for 3.2b6 and built it in the src/native/apache/jserv directory with the
> following command:
> /opt/apache/bin/apxs -c *.c -o
> That built a file that I put into the /opt/apache/libexec/
> directory, and tried again, but no luck.  I got the same 'garbled'
> message again.  So I diffed the file I had just built and the one I got
> from, and they were the same.
> I went to the user mailing list archive hosted on and did some
> looking around.  Someone said to use ld to create the file
> manually from the .o files that are created from the apxs compile.   I
> did that too, and got a file that did differ from the one
> on, but it still provided the exact same error
> message when I try to start apache.
> I've debugged as far as I know how without reading through the code and
> attempting to find a bug.
> Does anyone have any ideas that would save me the time of scrutinizing
> the source? :)
> Any and all help is greatly appreciated!
> Paul Tiemann

Tony Keith

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