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  Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X, Part 4
Subject:   Frustrated!
Date:   2002-02-03 05:09:28
From:   pattyb777
Yesterday I made a mistake in my httpd.conf file and I could not get the web server to restart. This morning I checked it against httpd.conf.bak and found the error. Once I fixed it, I was able to start the web server. Then I continued on with this wonderful tutorial. After taking the recommended steps, I once again could not get the web server to start. I checked against the .bak file again, line by line, and removed the changes I had made. I did leave it enabled for cgi, php and ssi. But now the server will not start again! I've rechecked the file several times. Is there anything else that could be preventing the server from starting?


Thanks, Pattyb

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  • Morbus Iff photo Frustrated!
    2002-02-03 13:43:01  Morbus Iff | O'Reilly Author [View]

    Patty,

    Run 'httpd -t' on the command line, and it should report to you the line that is stopping Apache from starting. You can post it here if you can't fix it yourself, and I'll help you out.
    • Frustrated!
      2002-03-30 17:39:06  kiwipeso [View]

      Hi there, I'm getting the following from the Terminal:

      [203-79-120-174:~] root# httpd -t
      Syntax error on line 289 of /etc/httpd/httpd.conf:
      Invalid command 'ExtendedStatus', perhaps mis-spelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration

      I'm not the only person getting this error from a clean install of Mac OS X.1.3 , it is basically hanging the start apache option in the sharing preference.
      Thank you, http://neural.net.nz (when apache is going)
    • Frustrated!
      2002-02-04 16:59:10  pattyb777 [View]

      I was missing the s in MultiViews!

      Thanks for the reminder on how to check for errors. You're the best.

      Patty