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I have some problemes with apache on CENTOS...

When I reboot the system, httpd won't start

I have to execut my-self "service httpd start"

chkconfig  httpd --list
httpd           0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off

Any ideas ?

Thank you!

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What run level are you running in? Based upon that output of chkconfig it looks like it should be starting the service if you're in run level 2, 3, 4 or 5. – DaveG Sep 28 '12 at 11:32

Open a terminal window an enter the following:

/etc/init.d/httpd start

This will start apache


tail /var/log/httpd/error_log

This will give you the last 10 entries in the apache log. There, you should find the error. Get it and paste it here.

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I got [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/sbin/suexec) [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ... [notice] Digest: done [notice] Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) configured -- resuming normal operations – Michael Vendi Jan 11 '12 at 5:50
He's already stated that he has to execute a service httpd start - that has the same effect as /etc/init.d/httpd start. – DaveG Sep 28 '12 at 11:31

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