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From Frank Gingras <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] HTTPD asking for password after power failure
Date Sun, 17 Jul 2016 02:56:33 GMT
Try to use apachectl restart instead to bypass your init scripts. The
latter are likely to hide actual errors that would appear on STDERR.

If apachectl restart still gives you that error, perhaps your distro
mangled it as well. Then, I would use strace with httpd -X to get the
complete picture.

On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 6:47 AM, Nicholas Williams <> wrote:

> I have a server running OpenSUSE 42.1 with stock Apache HTTPD 2 installed
> from the package manager. It has been running without issue for well over a
> year. We've restarted the service and the server since then without issue.
> The service always starts  on its own when the server boots.
> Last night we had a power failure. The sever came up fine. All services,
> including MySQL, started fine. No obvious issues appear anywhere. But HTTPD
> didn't start automatically. So I logged in to the server to investigate and
> try to start it.
> `service apache2 status` said FAILED with no details.
> `/var/log/apache2/error_log` showed nothing since the day before the power
> failure.
> `service apache2 start` hung for about 2 minutes, and then said FAILED
> with no details. `/var/log/apache2/error_log` still showed nothing since
> the day before the power failure. There was nothing in the system log since
> my log-in to the server.
> So I tried `strace -Ff service apache2 start`. The only thing I see
> suspicious is it calls open on `/run/systemd/ask-password-block`. It
> appears it times out after never receiving a password. But I have no idea
> why it would do that. None of my SSL certificates have passphrases, and
> I've always been able to start HTTPD without a password.
> I'm at a loss here. Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Nick
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