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From Marc Slemko <ma...@znep.com>
Subject Re: os-aix/2662: apache works fine when started manually by root, but there are problems when it is started at boot time with /etc/inittab
Date Wed, 22 Jul 1998 16:40:02 GMT
The following reply was made to PR os-aix/2662; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Marc Slemko <marcs@znep.com>
To: Tim Hanson <tbhanson@startribune.com>
Cc: apbugs@hyperreal.org
Subject: Re: os-aix/2662: apache works fine when started manually by root,
 but there are problems when it is started at boot time with /etc/inittab
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 09:32:28 -0700 (PDT)

 On 22 Jul 1998, Tim Hanson wrote:
 
 > I recently installed apache 1.3 and am very happy with it. Previously
 > I had been unable to get cgi to work (though that may have been my own
 > fault.)
 > 
 > After going through the .conf files somewhat carefully and referring
 > to some of the docs on your web site it went better this time.
 > 
 > However, yesterday I tried to make the step of putting an entry in
 > /etc/inittab so apache would start up automatically at system boot
 > time.
 > 
 > Here's what I put in /etc/inittab:
 > apache:2:wait:/etc/rc.apache > /dev/console 2>&1 # start apache web server
 > I put this at the very bottom. Here's the rc.apache I created:
 > (root in /etc @ mpbgw-demo15) >cat rc.ap*
 > #!/usr/bin/ksh
 > 
 > /usr/local/apache/sbin/apachectl start
 > 
 > Apache starts on system reboot and serves static html just fine.
 > However, cgi seems to time out. If I stop and start apache (using the
 > same line above but with stop/start), the problem goes away. At the
 > moment this is mostly an annoyance. I've thought of, but haven't tried
 > yet, creating a cron job that, say, runs at 6:00am each day; it checks
 > to see if apache is running and if not kicks it off (this would work
 > for me.) But I imagine someone out there will want to run on aix and
 > would like apache to come up automatically on reboot.
 
 This is almost certainly an AIX problem.
 
 Is there anything in the error log?
 
 Try adding it to /etc/rc.local instead of the inittab.
 
 

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