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  Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 1
Subject:   Apache doesn't start anymore
Date:   2004-10-12 19:53:07
From:   diad
Response to: Apache doesn't start anymore

ya duh, I did the same thing. Any luck getting an answer to this problem? I was trying to add a directory to my config file so GoLive would know where to place the site folder.It doesn't work if you change the permissions again.
Mine never says it's starting, just stays gray. And I see that I copied my httpd file back from my desktop to etc (it asked me to authenticate when I did) and now it's there without .config at the end.
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  • Apache doesn't start anymore
    2004-10-14 14:47:33  diad [View]

    Oh hey I figured it out. You can't drag it from your desktop back to the etc folder. Instead you have to go to the terminal and type:
    sudo cp ~/Desktop/httpd.conf /etc/httpd/httpd.conf

    I got this from Swanilda: http://swanilda.com/unix5.html

    Don't know if it works but it makes total sense. I will try it now.
    • Apache doesn't start anymore
      2005-04-06 15:20:08  raechyl [View]

      I'm having pretty much the same problem. I opened httpd.conf in TextEdit because Terminal gave me an error when I tried BBEdit. Of course I realized I couldn't save it in the httpd directory, but instead of being a little more brilliant and saving it to the desktop, I tried using sudo pico /etc/httpd/httpd.conf in Terminal. I made the changes and then I couldn't restart Apache. Then I tried using the above advice, but with the backup file of httpd.conf that I had made. Unfortunately, that didn't work. I really hope people are still checking this because this is a time-sensitive question. Any ideas?