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From Owen Boyle <>
Subject Re: Problem Starting Apache 1.3.22
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2002 08:37:51 GMT
"Geyer, Thomas L." wrote:
> I am installing Apache 1.3.22 on an AIX 4.3.3 server. When I first start
> Apache I get the following error message:
>         # /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl start
>         Syntax error on line 296 of /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf:
>         Expected </Directory> but saw </Directory>
>         /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started


could be invisible characters corrupting the file? Try:

$ od -c httpd.conf | more 

then work through the file looking for funny escape sequences (was this
file ever on another system, e.g. Windows?)


Owen Boyle

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