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From Owen Boyle <>
Subject Re: fresh compiled httpd 1.3.22 do not start: please help!
Date Thu, 29 Nov 2001 09:06:00 GMT
Marc Sebastian Pelzer wrote:
> Hiho,
> after successfully compiling and installing a apache_1.3.22 with gcc 2.95.3
> on SuSE 7.2 ...

Hold it right there! SuSE comes with an ancient version of apache
pre-installed which automatically starts at boot.. Before installing a
new version, do the following:

- Find the old version and remove it:

# find / -name "httpd*"

will locate the binary (probably /sbin/httpd) and the conf files
(/etc/httpd?) - strip out the whole shooting-match.

- Install the new version where the Good Lord intended
(/usr/local/apache) i.e. run configure with no prefix. Ok... if you
really want to put it somewhere else, now's the time.

- Move the new apachectl script (/usr/local/bin/apachectl) onto the
previously existing start-script (probably /etc/init.d/apache - check

- Now when you reboot, your new version of apache will start. You can
then be sure that you have only one version running and that you will be
editing the correct file when you edit


Owen Boyle.

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