You didn’t mention specific OS you’re on but I’m guessing maybe Red Hat? I
don’t have a Red Hat box handy to check these commands so I’m doing it from
memory, so please check the syntax before taking my advice.
It appears you’ve got Apache installed in two places, one via RPM and the
other manually. The server root for the Red Hat RPM version is ‘/var/www’
and it’s got a startup script defined in ‘/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd’ (I think).
You can probably change the references in that file, after making a backup
of course, to point to the ‘/usr/local/apache’ installation. After that you
can start Apache (as root) by typing ‘service httpd start’.
The service may already be set up to start automatically. You can check for
that by running (as root) ‘chkconfig --list’. That will show you the run
levels the service gets started on. The line for ‘httpd’ may look something
httpd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
You can turn it on for runlevels 3, 4 and 5 by typing ‘chkconfig --level 345
httpd on’. You may be able to just type ‘chkconfig httpd on’. Please check
the syntax before trying it. Red Hat has (or used to) a graphical runlevel
editor that might be easier.
If none of this makes any sense to you don’t do anything until you’ve done
some research via Google or your OS Vendor’s site. Or maybe you can just
throw caution to the wind and do it anyway, you do have backups, right?
From: Phillip Leremi [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 1:08 AM
Subject: [rt-users] Help With Apache configuration
i’m a new baby to Apache, so what i want to know is which httpd.conf
should i change cause i have two httpd.conf files the first is in
/etc/httpd/conf and the second one is in /usr/local/apache/conf .
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