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From "Jonathan Mangin" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2 looking for wrong httpd.conf file on Mac
Date Wed, 01 Jun 2005 21:51:22 GMT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ed Heckman" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 1:40 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2 looking for wrong httpd.conf file on Mac

> on 5/30/05 1:16 PM, Davide Bianchi at wrote:
>> httpd -V will show you where he thinks that the configuration file is,
> on 5/31/05 12:08 AM, Tejas Sanghavi at wrote:
>> Try './apachectl configtest'. This will pick the current version. If 
>> apache
>> is installed in some other directory as well and that directory is 
>> present
>> in the environment variable PATH first, then problem may arise.
> These two responses combined to give the answer I needed. Httpd -V showed 
> me
> that what I was launching was the copy of Apache that comes with Mac OS X. 
> I
> wasn't aware that unix searches for executables in the PATH but not the
> current directory, unlike DOS. So being in the correct directory and just
> typing 'httpd' did NOT launch the copy in that directory, it launched one
> from somewhere else. No wonder I was confused!
> Thank you guys for helping to clear this up for me.
> Now to grapple with the next problem(s)...
You may find it useful to add . (current directory) at some
point (beginning?) in your PATH definitions (.profile and/or
/etc/profile ?).


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