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From Andy Wang <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache2 does not properly start
Date Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:23:05 GMT

On 12/10/2015 08:21 PM, William A Rowe Jr wrote:
> It's been too many years since I and others have looked at 2.4.7, if you
> can try this on a modern release of httpd and share those error logs, be
> glad to review.
> Bill
> On Dec 10, 2015 10:40 AM, "LVDave" <
> <>> wrote:
>     I have an Apache2 install (v2.4.7) running on Ubuntu 14.04 (32bit)
>     that had been working fine up till I added SSL support and certs from
>     LetsEncrypt. Previously all traffic was port 80 http.. What I get when
>     trying to start Apache2 is the following
>     root@vm4:/home/dave# service apache2 start
>       * Starting web server apache2
>                                                   *
>       * The apache2 instance did not start within 20 seconds. Please read
>     the log files to discover problems
>     After this message prints on the console, I see the normal apache2
>     processes in ps xua, however if I try to stop it via "service apache2
>     stop", I get a warning message about unknown pids and that apache2
>     will not be stopped. I do a killall apache2 to stop them.

 From this description it looks like you're attempting to use the ubuntu 
packaged httpd and the ubuntu upstart(or are they using systemd now?) 

You should probably ask on the ubuntu forums to see if people are 
familiar with that.


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