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From Andreas Gohlke <Andreas.Goh...@softlab.de>
Subject general/5442: Sytax error in httpd.conf during startup
Date Wed, 08 Dec 1999 16:00:11 GMT

>Number:         5442
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       Sytax error in httpd.conf during startup
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Dec  8 08:10:00 PST 1999
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     Andreas.Gohlke@softlab.de
>Organization:
apache
>Release:        1.3.9
>Environment:
AIX 4.3.2  0042B67A4C00
>Description:
Installation was done according the description in INSTALL file.
Last message was "You have successfully installed Apache".

Nevertheless the command
/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl start
gives the error:

Syntax error on line 294 of /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf:
Exspected </Directory> but saw </Directory>
/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started

The corresponding lines in httpd.conf are:
<Directory />
...
</Directory>

The error occurs for all chapters beginning with
<Directory ...> or <Files ...>

On a different machine with AIX 3.2.5 everthing is working fine
(same way of installation, same directories, same output for 
httpd.conf - except the machine name).

What is wrong, what can I do ?

Thank you very much for your help in advance.
Best regards

Andreas Gohlke
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