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I'd like to know where can I find apache's error log. According to a website that I read, it should be at /var/log/httpd/error_log But I don't have the httpd directory on /var/log

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It is where you described it. Probably you never started apache and therefore this directory did not get created. Or you have you custom build configuration. Did you maybe install some hosting control panel software? –  Raffael Luthiger Oct 8 '10 at 22:13

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Check your httpd.conf

The LogFile variable tells you where apache is writing logs. This value is often (always?) relative to the ServerRoot variable.

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Chances are it's in /var/log/httpd.

Do you have locate installed? Have you run updatedb recently, or have it cronified? If so, you can do locate error_log.

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take a look at your /etc/httpd.conf file and check where you are writing your logs valter. as Raffael says it maybe that you've got them being written to odd locations. check that your httpd server actually started too! :-)

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I found the following line on httpd.conf, in other server: ErrorLog logs/error_log –  valter Oct 8 '10 at 22:42
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check in /etc/logs or /var/logs or set a full path there '/var/logs/httpd/error_log' –  Khushil Oct 8 '10 at 22:56

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