Having compiled, installed and configured Apache 2.2.15 on Mac OS X Server 10.6, all went fine. The server is running fine when started manually, no configuration problems.
Then i added a launchd system wide daemon (in /Library/LaunchDaemons/), loaded it and rebooted. Again this seems to work fine.
But Apache doesn't start at boot due to a problem with mod_unique_id, i guess. Here is the apache error log entry:
[Tue Jun 29 09:01:29 2010] [alert] (EAI 8)nodename nor servname provided, or not known: mod_unique_id: unable to find IPv4 address of "my.server.net"
It seems to me that launchd is firing the job too early in the boot process, at a time when reverse DNS lookup isn't done or properly propagated. If i start Apache manually via ssh, it starts without errors. (The server has a static IP with a fully qualified domain name set.)
Here is some lines out of my system.log:
Jun 29 09:01:29 org.apache.httpd: httpd: apr_sockaddr_info_get() failed for my.server.com Jun 29 09:01:29 org.apache.httpd: httpd: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.0.1 for ServerName Jun 29 09:01:29 emond: SetUpLogs: uid = 0 gid = 0 Jun 29 09:01:29 emond: SetUpLogs: opening /Library/Logs/EventMonitor/EventMonitor.error.log Jun 29 09:01:29 sandboxd: kadmind(54) deny network-bind 0.0.0.0:654 Jun 29 09:01:29 sandboxd: kadmind(54) deny network-bind 0.0.0.0:0 Jun 29 09:01:30 loginwindow: Login Window Application Started Jun 29 09:01:30 com.apple.launchd (org.apache.httpd): Exited with exit code: 1 Jun 29 09:01:30 configd: network configuration changed.
The logs here are pretty clear, Apache is launched and fail to start right before the network is configured with a valid IP and DNS name. But this isn't consistent, in an other boot, the network configuration is done first, but the problem persists.
I tried to set the
ServerName variable in httpd.conf to either the server's IP or FQDN, didn't helped.
I am a little lost, that's why i came here. Many searches on the net didn't helped me either.
What am I missing?